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TeaLeaf

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#197946 19-Jun-2016 17:36
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I need to monitor my blood pressure and pulse 5 times a day.

 

I use the auto cuff one at the chemist just daily at the moment. I have to be honest 5 times is going to be a right hastle.

 

The wrist ones look a lot easier, but I have heard they arent as accurate? (I dont have suspected heart disease, its simply a medication monitoring thing).

 

Also I see on Trademe you can get a wrist one for $20, I realise they are going to be budget, but I only need this for a few months, wondering if they would so the job. On single income so every penny counts at the mo.


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  #1576713 19-Jun-2016 19:39
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A $20 sphygmomanometer is worse than useless - it will give you inaccurate and random results, which is not what you need.

 

Wrist BP measurements are notoriously inaccurate.

 

Keep testing at the chemist, or get a proper digital upper arm blood pressure monitor (cost $130+).

 

 





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  #1576718 19-Jun-2016 20:01
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most GP's have a portable automatic unit available .....

 

defiantly makes it way easier if you have to measure every 2 hours





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  #1576733 19-Jun-2016 20:29
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I have a very good one I haven't used for quite awhile. I don't want to get rid of it but you are welcome to borrow it for a few months if you wish.

 

 





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  #1576790 19-Jun-2016 22:13
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hey thats very kind of you. where abouts u based?

 

 

 

ill discuss it with the mrs, she told me tonight she wouldnt mind owning one herself, but im not quite sure why.

 

 

 

the wrist ones look much more convenient and are cheaper but yes i believe much less accurate, kind of like a fitbit is to accuracy.


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  #1576826 20-Jun-2016 01:04
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I'm in Hawke's Bay but could post it to you. It is a cuff model, one of the better ones, not sure offhand of the brand. I will definitely want it back but I don't mind letting you have it for a few months. 

 

 





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  #1577040 20-Jun-2016 12:17
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The wrist ones are less accurate because the transduced changing pressure wave from the arteries in your wrist are smaller than the brachial one.

 

(Also the peak systolic pressure will different at radial artery than if measured at the brachial artery level caused by the reflected pressure wave in the narrower vessels - fine print)

 

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TeaLeaf

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  #1580489 26-Jun-2016 13:08
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thanks afe. the mrs picked up a cheap omron one, seems to be fairly accurate but will take to the doctors and test against his mercury one.


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