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Accurate BP readings

Are blood pressure readings affected by wearing a sweatshirt under the inflatable blood pressure cuff? The reason I am asking is because the last time I went to see a doctor , the nurse/assistant took the blood pressure reading while I was wearing a sweatshirt. He said my blood pressure is low.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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The nurse should have asked you to remove the sweatshirt. The person who said nurses don't do things that make people uncomfortable is clearly not a nurse. It is a nurse's job to monitor your health and if we can do it w/o hurting you or making you uncomfortable, then we will. But it is our responsibility to do best practice. Did he/she use an automatic machine or did they pump the cuff up themselves?
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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