Blood Pressure

Information, resources and news about blood pressure and how to monitor it.

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Most home wrist blood pressure monitor readings incorrect – MobiHealthNews – 7-Sep-2016
Blood pressure measured at home and in the doctor’s office with both a wrist monitor and upper arm device.
Many patients were resting the wrist device below heart level which gives falsely high numbers.
Over half had reading more than 10 mm/hg out.
Study in Hypertension Journal of 720 patients.

Different blood pressure in right and left arms could signal trouble – Harvard Health – 12-Jul-2016
A significant difference in the pressure recorded in the right and left arms can signal circulatory problems.
Difference in blood pressure readings of a few points is quite normal.
10 to 15 points or more increases the chances of having a stroke or dying from cardiovascular disease.
Over 15 points difference and you’re twice as likely to have peripheral artery disease—essentially.

Top blood pressure app was highly inaccurate – iMedicalApps – 2-Mar-2016
Instant Blood Pressure spent months as a top 5 app.
Claimed to measure blood pressure by users put their finger over the phone camera.
Study participants with low or high blood pressure given falsely normal values.