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Is there a difference in accuracy between having blood pressure taken by a professional and a machine?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
Usually a person is more accurate than the machine, especially if no one is paid to check the machine as it ages.

In brief: It depends
Usually a person is more accurate than the machine, especially if no one is paid to check the machine as it ages.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
It is important to be certain that the blood pressure is accurately taken.
If a patient is checking his or her own blood pressure, i commonly will have that patient bring the machine in so that i can compare the readings to make sure that the home blood pressures are accurate. Sometimes they are and sometimes they are not.

In brief: Possibly
It is important to be certain that the blood pressure is accurately taken.
If a patient is checking his or her own blood pressure, i commonly will have that patient bring the machine in so that i can compare the readings to make sure that the home blood pressures are accurate. Sometimes they are and sometimes they are not.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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