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Irratic BP readings

Over the past 11 months we have checked our BP's 7 - 10 times / day for 1 - 2 weeks. The readings often come out much higher, occassionally lower, than manual ones taken @ the same time. Manual = 110 -130 / 80 --- Monitor usually 150 - 170 / 90's. The BP's on the monitor on any given day on 1 person are varied by 170 / 94 - 114 / 72 with their manuals being in 120's / 80's area.
Is there a way to recalibrate the monitor? Other suggestions?

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Try 5 to 10 minutes between readings, all at the same conditions: seated on chair, lean back, feet on ground.....

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