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I keep getting low readings. I had my bp read by a nurse yesterday it was 191/110 and today it was 196/119. The bp monitor model BA-616W 138/82. Please advise me?

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You should already be dead if your bp is 196/119.normal runs 120/80.hypertension starts at 140/90. wrist bp units are often incorrect. dump nurse and cuff. go see your doc or use the free units at kroger

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I'm also curious as to what the monitor showed your heart rate was? And was it regular or irregular?

This monitor is manufactured by Homedics for Walgreen and has a good warranty. If you still have concerns about it's accuracy, return it to Walgreens or follow the instructions in the Owners Manual about returning it to Homedics for repair of replacement.

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You can take your cuff into the doctors office to have it checked by the nurse and compared to theirs, rest 5 minutes ther as well befor taking BP. Their cuff could be too big for you and so would give a false low reading.
If the calibration is off, you will have to return it to the manufacturer - check their web site or call the customer support line.
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