Choosing the Right Blood Pressure Device
Blood Pressure Measure Options in the Home
Upper Arm Blood Pressure Cuffs
Digital upper arm cuffs are considered the most accurate way to measure blood pressure in the home, placing them at the top of the list of home blood pressure supplies. Digital upper arm blood pressure cuffs provide automatic cuff inflation for ease of use and the placement near heart level offers lower risk of an error versus a wrist unit. Be sure to measure blood pressure in accordance with the instruction manual for the blood pressure device you purchase as not all units operate the same.
Wrist Type Blood Pressure Monitor
Users of blood pressure devices appreciate wrist unit blood pressure monitors for their convenience. The downside of wrist blood pressure cuff systems is that they make it more difficult to get an accurate reading. To ensure an accurate reading with a wrist unit blood pressure cuff, be sure to place the unit at phlebostatic axis (heart level) and place the wrist unit in accordance with the instructions for use.