Explain Finger Cuffs Are Notoriously Inaccurate for Blood Pressure

Patients often ask how to select and use home blood pressure monitors.

Home monitoring is appropriate for any patient with hypertension...especially if you suspect "white coat" or resistant hypertension. It can confirm office BPs...may boost med adherence...and improve BP control.

Choosing a monitor. Suggest a validated BP monitor with a memory (LifeSource, Omron, etc). See our PL Detail-Document for a list.

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