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How to choose a home blood pressure monitor

 

If you do decide to measure your blood pressure at home, you will need to get a home blood pressure monitor. There is a wide range of home monitors available, but it is important to be sure that the monitor you choose is the right one for you.

Choose the right type of monitor

There are many different kinds of blood pressure monitor, but it is easiest to use a monitor that is fully automatic.

Choose one that measures your blood pressure at your upper arm, rather than your wrist or finger. Upper-arm monitors usually give the most accurate and consistent results as they reduce the chance of human error.

Make sure that your blood pressure monitor is accurate

Make sure that the monitor you choose has been 'clinically validated' for accuracy. This means that it has gone through a series of tests to make sure it gives results that you and your doctor can trust.

All the monitors in our webshop have been clinically validated, so that you know you can trust them to be accurate and reliable.

Make sure you have the right cuff size

An upper-arm monitor will come with a cuff that you need to wrap around your arm. If you use a cuff that is wrong for you, your reading will not be correct.

To find your cuff size, measure round your upper arm at the midpoint between your shoulder and elbow.

All our monitors have the option of a Medium or Large cuff - so please check your size and choose accordingly.

Choose a monitor to suit your budget

Home blood pressure monitors can vary in price. This usually depends on the number of extra features that a monitor has, like a built-in memory for example.

All you need to measure your blood pressure correctly is a clinically validated monitor and a pen and paper to record your readings. Extra features can be helpful (such as a memory for storing readings) but they are not necessary to give a trustworthy reading.