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The closer the blood pressure is taken to the heart, the more accurate it is. The first choice is the upper arm since the brachial artery comes off the heart/ subclavian artery. Hope this helps.
Whatever cuff/monitor you decide to go with, be sure to take it to your doctor's office to get the accuracy checked. The last three cuffs I purchased (including an Omron) were all inaccurate, and this included using the same size cuff at the doctor's office as the home monitors. I finally gave up and purchased a manual sphygmomanometer and I listen myself.
According to what I have read and also what my doctor has told me, the wrist ones are not as accurate as the arm cuffs. The wrist ones are becoming very popular though...it was all I could find in any stores, so I had to purchase my arm cuff from omron online. Im not sure by how much they are "off", but my dr did advise me to purchase an arm cuff.
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