Whats the latest on automatic wrist cuffs?

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Re: Whats the latest on automatic wrist cuffs?

Postby mom29 » Fri Jul 30, 639249 6:17 pm

Thanks everyone! I would think the wrist cuff would really hurt when your bp is high. I know the arm cuff gets pretty tight when my readings were higher.

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Re: Whats the latest on automatic wrist cuffs?

Postby kellyo19 » Wed May 01, 639247 2:09 am

My OB told me an arm cuff is more accurate than a wrist cuff, that being said however, when I got an arm cuff he had me bring it to my next appt and they compared my consumer unit with the clinics (waiting a few mins between readings w/ no movement between). They were within a few pts of eachother - which was good enough for the OB. He wanted a ballpark, so if I was trending high or BPs were going up or not coming down with rest, he wanted to know that. For me, I bought a Relion with a larger cuff and had no problems with it. Some cuffs run a little small so measure your upper arm before buying one, checking the cuff size on the box.
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Re: Whats the latest on automatic wrist cuffs?

Postby alexis » Wed May 01, 639247 12:27 am

When I bought my current BP monitor, the wrist cuffs were still rated lower for accuracy than arm cuffs (I did a bunch of research). I bought an automatic arm cuff (Omron 7) and I do measure a bit lower at home, but it's hard to say why. It could be because my OB tends to take BP the minute I come in rather than waiting 5 minutes, which is known to raise BP. Usually, I measure a bit higher on automatic than manual, so who knows?
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Re: Whats the latest on automatic wrist cuffs?

Postby caryn » Sat Apr 20, 639247 1:26 pm

Good question; I don't know! I still have a 10 year old wrist cuff and do think it reads about 10/5 lower than my internist's but exactly with the three different urgent cares I've been to in the past 4 years, so don't know what to think about the accuracy of it, even. It could just be the techniques of the people taking my pressures, kwim?
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Whats the latest on automatic wrist cuffs?

Postby mom29 » Sun Apr 07, 639247 5:48 pm

Are they now as accurate as the arm cuffs?


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