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A good Blood Pressure cuff

Postby l412angel » Mon May 03, 2010 04:21 pm

by l412angel (1746 Posts), Mon May 03, 2010 04:21 pm

My BP cuff is starting to go kaput. Any input on a good BP machine?
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Re : A good Blood Pressure cuff

Postby sam10 » Mon May 03, 2010 10:35 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Mon May 03, 2010 10:35 pm

Is it just the cuff? Or, do you need the whole thing?

I would think that Consumer Reports would be a good place to check ratings on different cuffs and monitors. I also found this link: http://www.consumersearch.com/blood-pressure-monitors/reviews



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Re : A good Blood Pressure cuff

Postby l412angel » Mon May 03, 2010 11:01 pm

by l412angel (1746 Posts), Mon May 03, 2010 11:01 pm

I guess I should have clarified...I need the monitor!
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Re : A good Blood Pressure cuff

Postby sam10 » Mon May 03, 2010 11:13 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Mon May 03, 2010 11:13 pm

I might be looking into such a purchase in the foreseeable future myself, b/c I am not sure how long my machine will hold up. I thought perhaps the nurses or doctors might have some knowledge of what is considered a good home monitor.



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Re : A good Blood Pressure cuff

Postby rebecca2 » Tue May 04, 2010 01:39 pm

by rebecca2 (639 Posts), Tue May 04, 2010 01:39 pm

My MIL was in the market for one last Christmas and bought several that she hated. I did some research and got her this one, Omron Elite 7300W Womens Avanced Blood Pressure Monitor, which she really likes. It comes with 2 cuff sizes instead of the comfort fit one-size-fits-all, which apparently didn't fit her well. :) It is rated number 1 on consumer reports and you can get it for around $60 on Amazon. I think it is what I'm going to get to replace mine, since it seems to being going kaput too.
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Re : A good Blood Pressure cuff

Postby l412angel » Tue May 04, 2010 05:35 pm

by l412angel (1746 Posts), Tue May 04, 2010 05:35 pm

Are the wrist ones or cuff ones more accturate?
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Re : A good Blood Pressure cuff

Postby sam10 » Tue May 04, 2010 11:57 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Tue May 04, 2010 11:57 pm

I am not sure, but since the doctors use the cuffs, I'd think that would be more accurate.

Here is a link to a study (from 1998 though): http://bio-medical.com/news_display.cfm?newsid=60.

Another link discussing this topic; http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/wrist-blood-pressure-monitors/AN01839

I guess, I will ask my doctor when the time has come for a new monitor.
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Re : A good Blood Pressure cuff

Postby lakensmommy » Wed May 05, 2010 10:42 am

by lakensmommy (169 Posts), Wed May 05, 2010 10:42 am

I have the ReliOn for women you can buy it at walmart for about 50$ i took it into my docs to see how well it worked they actually recommend it and the reading i got on mine were the same the docs got on theirs.
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Re : A good Blood Pressure cuff

Postby anonpreemiemom » Wed May 05, 2010 03:43 pm

by anonpreemiemom (185 Posts), Wed May 05, 2010 03:43 pm

I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Omron-Automatic-Pressure-IntelliSense%C2%AE-Technology/dp/B000I4K6NE

Easy to use and have tested it at least 3x at doc office. All accurate.
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Re : A good Blood Pressure cuff

Postby l412angel » Wed May 05, 2010 03:50 pm

by l412angel (1746 Posts), Wed May 05, 2010 03:50 pm

Yup thats the one I just ordered!!! :)
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