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Old 12-14-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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Does anyone have suggestions for a home blood pressure monitor? I'm looking for an auto cuff model; but I saw some wrist ones and wondered if they were accurate?

Anyway, does anyone have a favorite brand/model?
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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I used to use wrist monitors but found them to be unreliable. My doctor highly recommended an Omron Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor. I bought the following one from Amazon and have been very pleased with it for the past 5-6 years:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

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Old 12-14-2015, 09:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I have an Omron wrist monitor and it has been accurate for me...I take it to doctor's appointments and test with it right after they take my blood pressure, so that I can tell how accurate it is. One of my doctors uses an identical cuff in the office.
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:56 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Have a Life Source UA-787, second one, first lasted 13 years.
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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OK, I have an auto cuff, and I'll look for it, really. I took it to the doctor's office last year to check it against their equipment. I don't know where I put it. My mother, a nurse, bought it. If I find it, I'll tell you.

If you buy a cuff, take it on the next visit to the doc. My reading was higher than his equipment.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I don't know where it is.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Does anyone have suggestions for a home blood pressure monitor? I'm looking for an auto cuff model; but I saw some wrist ones and wondered if they were accurate?

Anyway, does anyone have a favorite brand/model?
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Have a Life Source UA-787, second one, first lasted 13 years.
I have a Life Source UA-1010 which automatically inflates the cuff. Runs on 4 "AA" batteries, but any generic voltage adapter will work with it. Easy to use and keeps the last 30 readings in memory.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I have an Omron that runs on AA batteries or with an adapter that it came with. It also has memory, but I don't use that feature. One feature I do like is that it shows when your heart rate is irregular. I didn't know what that meant the first couple times it showed on my reading, but when I ended up in the hospital a few days later, I learned that I was experiencing A-fib. Thankfully, I haven't seen that symbol again since they got me back in sinus rhythm and on meds to control it.

I will try to edit this post later and provide the model number.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I don't know that any are accurate (including Dr's office) - it depends on your body size, if your feet are touching the floor, etc.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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Does anyone have suggestions for a home blood pressure monitor? I'm looking for an auto cuff model; but I saw some wrist ones and wondered if they were accurate?
Anyway, does anyone have a favorite brand/model?
My Dotor referred me to the Omron brand, they have found it is the most accurate with their in office equiment.
I have the *7 series* and I believe CVS currently has them on sale but you will have to double check.
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