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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the numbers should move as it's calculating your blood pressure , but once it finnishes the test the numbers should lock in and not change till a new test is made
and somethng thats not in any of these machines manual , allways place cuff in same spot on your arm after rolling up your sleeve i use a freckle as my landmark for this , they dont like to work too well over shirt sleeves
Sorry, I've been using an ADVOCATE meter since my heart attack in 11/2012. Mine is a wrist monitor and I've taken it to my PCP and my Cardiologist's offices to compare results, and I am quite happy with this wrist monitor. I can fit it into my lunch bag and take my BP during my work-day (I've also got a tiny Glucose meter that fits into the cusp of this BP meter - I take my BP & BS 3x daily). Good luck.
Your BP monitor may need recalibrating. In which case, the manufacturer can do that for you. Also, remember, when you take your BP at home, if you had just eaten, smoked a cigarette, drank a cup of coffee, etc. It will affect your blood pressure rather quickly.
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What is the pattern of the EE? If the two E's are on the same line, then you didn't inflate the cuff to a sufficient pressure. (Wait 2-3 minutes before trying again and then inflate the cuff to 40 mmHg higher than the previous attempt.)
If the Es are arranged vertically, then you overinflated the cuff. Any [ressure above 300 mmHg is beyond the range that this bp monitor can handle. If you reached this point by getting several underinflation alerts, ask your medical professional to test your bp and recommend the starting inflation level that you need.
Make sure that you have the cuff on properly. You may need to consider a different bp pressure cuff size to get an accurate reading.
There isn't really a normal blood pressure, there is a continuum of
blood pressures among ppl at any age (for example, 50). By age 50,
about 1/2 of Americans will have a blood pressure that is higher than
what cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines have set as targets.
The goal blood pressure for a 50 year old person without any other
medical issues is <140/90. People at higher risk of developing
cardiovascular disease have correspondingly lower blood pressure
targets. People with kidney disease, diabetes or prediabetes (also
known as metabolic syndrome), and those with known cardiovascular
disease (heart failure or previous heart attack) should have a target
blood pressure of <130.80. (from answers.com)
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the damage to sleeve might not b the exact reason all v need in a spigmomanometer is pressure . it might b a problem internally just chek that once with a biomedical engeneer if the meter is perfect immidiatly care ur health
You should not recheck BP until at least 15 minutes after the first check because it will always get higher on reading even with a manual BP machine. As a retired nurse I have both an automatic HoMedics which I I lost the manual for and a old type arm BP cuff. My automatic is pretty close to the other cuff in readings so I know it is close. Try waiting for a while before you recheck and not talk or move around when you take it.
E might represents insufficient inflation for your mom. For automatic inflation monitors usually there is a mechanism to keep inflating the cuff to higher pressures for people with higher BP. Check how is done. In some auto monitors,while cuff is inflated you keep pressing on START button until pressure reaches to some 15 to 20 mmHg higher than the pressure that auto usually stops and displays E.