Blood pressure monitor

Choosing a home blood pressure monitor

Wrist and finger monitors are not recommended. They give less reliable readings.
Choose a monitor that has been validated. If you are unsure, ask your health care professional or pharmacist for advice or find options
When choosing a blood pressure monitor for a senior, person who is pregnant or child, make sure it is validated for them.
Make sure the cuff fits. Measure around your upper arm and choose a monitor that comes with the correct cuff size.
Once you’ve purchased your monitor, take it to your next appointment.

Have your health care professional check to see that you are using it correctly and getting the same results as the equipment in the office. Plan to bring your monitor in once a year, or as directed by the company, to make sure the readings are accurate.