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What is the best way to measure blood pressure?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Good question!
BP should be measured in the sitting position after at least 10 minutes of inactivity, at the level of the heart, on both arms for at least two-three times and the measurements averaged.
The subject should not have smoked or eaten the hour before, be relaxed and an appropriate-size cuff used for the body size. Classical mercury sphygmomanometers are unsurpassed. I know this is not adhered to.

In brief: Good question!
BP should be measured in the sitting position after at least 10 minutes of inactivity, at the level of the heart, on both arms for at least two-three times and the measurements averaged.
The subject should not have smoked or eaten the hour before, be relaxed and an appropriate-size cuff used for the body size. Classical mercury sphygmomanometers are unsurpassed. I know this is not adhered to.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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