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Most home wrist blood pressure monitor readings incorrect

07-Sep-2016

Key points from article :

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.

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Academic

Professor of Internal Medicine presso University of Padova.

Journal

Scientific journal covering all aspects of research on hypertension.