A blood pressure arm device is deemed more accurate in most clinical settings. However, a wrist blood pressure device can be considered accurate but must be used in the manner the manufacturer suggests. For example, when using some wrist devices, if you hold your wrist up (such as pointing towards the ceiling) while using, the blood pressure may read an inaccurate reading. It takes a little more practice with a wrist blood pressure cuff...you may want to consult your doctor as to which he prefers you use.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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