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Diabetic, heart attack due to blocked arteries. Suggestions on good BP apparatus to monitor BP - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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Doctor:good evening
User:good evening sir
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:my father is suffering from diabities
User:and got his atries blocked and a heart attack becos of that
Doctor:Sorry to hear that
User:i want to buy a bp moitor for him to get monitor it so that can control it
User:can u suggest me a good bp monitor from XXXXXXX website
User:i am realy confused as i heard they are giving wrong measurement also
Doctor:The digital BP apparatus wear off over time
Doctor:Cannot be relied upon
Doctor:The manual BP apparatus are really good and accurate
Doctor:I would recommend a Manual BP apparatus
Doctor: XXXXXXX has only the digital apparatus
Doctor:It does not have the manual one
Doctor:Would you like to go for the Digital one?
User:yes whatever is good i dont have any idea regarding it
Doctor:You can go for the one called Omron HEM 7203
Doctor:Cost 1995
Doctor:It is simple and easy to use
Doctor:Are you there?
User:should i go for it
Doctor:yes, it is the simplest and easier to use
User:and wat about accurate results
Doctor:Accuracy wise, all digital BP apparatus have the same accuracy
Doctor:You can rely on it around 90% of times
Doctor:When the battery fades away the results are usually spurious
User:ohh so at that if we replace battery then
Doctor:If on any day, you find a higher reading, get it rechecked with the doctor manually
User:thanks doctor
User:thats wat i wanted to know
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:not for the moment
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:thanks u
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