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How is blood pressure measured?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sphygmomanometer
Blood pressure is measured with a sphygmomanometer measuring pressure in millimeters of mercury.

In brief: Sphygmomanometer
Blood pressure is measured with a sphygmomanometer measuring pressure in millimeters of mercury.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: How is BP measured?
49:Asks how is blood pressure measured? The gold standard is by the auscultatory method.
No other method is yet as accurate. BP is almost never measured in the clinic correctly. Here is what should happen: your arm circum is measured to select cuff size, rest 5 min, never on the exam table but in a chair, Both arms 1st visit then highest. Center of cuff at heart level. 3 readings and average last

In brief: How is BP measured?
49:Asks how is blood pressure measured? The gold standard is by the auscultatory method.
No other method is yet as accurate. BP is almost never measured in the clinic correctly. Here is what should happen: your arm circum is measured to select cuff size, rest 5 min, never on the exam table but in a chair, Both arms 1st visit then highest. Center of cuff at heart level. 3 readings and average last
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Blood pressure
Measured using an arm cuff and a pressure meter, a stethoscope is used to listen when sounds appear and muffle to designate systolic and diastolic pressure.
In the cath lab, an intravascular manometer is able to be used.

In brief: Blood pressure
Measured using an arm cuff and a pressure meter, a stethoscope is used to listen when sounds appear and muffle to designate systolic and diastolic pressure.
In the cath lab, an intravascular manometer is able to be used.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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