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I have a blood pressure montior which i have told is very reliable. However, I wanted to know how can I be sure just HOW accurate the reading is, even following all the instructions. Can be assured that is giving me the correct reading as it would be read by my gp??

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  • Valerie Ferrari
    Valerie Ferrari Feb 12, 2010

    Hi Michael,



    Thanks for answering. Do no longer have the box. However, the make is Moretti. If this is of any use to you, on the underneath of the machine is written: MORETTI DM406. On the front is the logo "Real fuzzy technology"



    Hope this helps



    Thanks

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Even the unit that the doctor uses will vary from reading to reading and time to time. The key to getting the best information from any unit is to keep track of what you see from day to day (write it down and keep it) and also to take two or three readings each time instead of just one.

Just by having one at your house instead of going to the doctor, you will see things that the GP would miss, so you are much better off, even if the readings aren't exactly the same. If you write the numbers down and compare them from day to day and week to week, you'll be able to detect if something is changing with your body.

Many units will have some kind of accuracy information with them, but they won't tell you in any sort of exact way. There are too many things that can affect the actual blood pressure and the way the machine reads it.

So the simple answer is that there isn't an exact answer to your question, but that with good data taking and recording habits you can still make your monitor well worth the time and money you spent to get it.

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