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Is there any chance that an electronic BP test was misread ?

Is there any chance that an electronic Blood Pressure Test was misread?
I had a BP test in an optometrist office recently, and they came up with a reading of 205/131. This seems extreme to me. Things I noticed about the test is that the cuff was not secured on my arm, it actually started to fall off as the cuff pressurized, and I was wearing a thick dress shirt and they didn't ask me to roll up my sleeve, they just took the reading through the shirt. I made an appointment with my doctor anyway, but I thought I'd get some other input here as well. Thanks, Dan
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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I think Brenna must be right, ..... Why? .. Well, Because she worked in a doctor's office!! Wow! ... Wasn't a doctor, wasn't a nurse, ... but she DID work once, in a doctor's office! How can you not believe someone who used to work in a doctor's office? Almost as convincing as reading it in a newspaper, I'd guess. Must be true. I don't blame her for not using a monitor if the manual cuffs kept sticking to her. But how did she wash her hands?
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