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Old 05-09-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Woodinville
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It has been at least a year since I've had my blood pressure taken by a professional so I decided to try out the SoloHealth station automated BP reader at my local Safeway. I lift weights often so my upper arms are a bit larger than normal. In fact my arm barely fit in the rigid cuff (my arms aren't all that big, but the cuff felt pretty snug even before the airbag inflated).


Anyway, my blood pressure read 152/110!! Historically I've been right at 120/80. I hadn't been exercising or stressed. I tried it again and it was 147/97! Sky high.


Anybody have any experience with these? Are they generally considered accurate? I can't imagine that a year in which my physical fitness has improved would have lead to a 20+% increase in my BP, but I have to admit it has me a little worried.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I think they went around and tested those machines and found a lot of them to be way off.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:24 PM
 
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I tried three times on three different days last week to see if my new prescription is working. First I got 101/78 (great), two days later 121/83 (fair) and then 147/84 (fair). I don't know if any are correct. All on the same station, although it seemed with the first reading the cuff was tight. Not so on the two following.
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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If you have a BP concern - it's worth it to purchase a home BP monitor - watch for sales/specials. At least there would be a consistency on your own readings.
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:41 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Omron makes great home models. The readings on mine are always consistent with the readings in my MDs' offices.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:22 PM
 
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I have used my Omron for many years and matches many doctors,always measure before going because of white coat.
Some time ago wife and I went to primary care doctor,we go in together,he checked mine 170/50 on both arms and then checked my wife,she measured same,when we left home,132/40.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Omron makes great home models. The readings on mine are always consistent with the readings in my MDs' offices.
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I have used my Omron for many years and matches many doctors,always measure before going because of white coat.
Some time ago wife and I went to primary care doctor,we go in together,he checked mine 170/50 on both arms and then checked my wife,she measured same,when we left home,132/40.

I take 30 readings before each visit to the primary doc. 15 in the morning and 15 later in the day. Space them out over a two-month period.
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