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How accurate is a bloodpresure monitor if used to measure my pulse rate while I have an attack of atrial fibrillation?Does it miss any heart beats?

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Dr. Rishi Vohora
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

Some monitors may miscount if you have a very fast irregular pulse but it'll probably be accurate.
There are a number of other apps you could use to correlate, or do it the old fashion way: feel your pulse in your neck (or wrist) for thirty seconds and multiply by 2.

In brief: Depends

Some monitors may miscount if you have a very fast irregular pulse but it'll probably be accurate.
There are a number of other apps you could use to correlate, or do it the old fashion way: feel your pulse in your neck (or wrist) for thirty seconds and multiply by 2.
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