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HelloI need to buy a blood pressure kit or monitor. I read that the kind you put the cuff on your arm are more accurate than the wrist kind. The article said the wrist kind are hard to get the cuff at the correct elevation in relation to your heart. What do you think?A nurse practitioner came to my house a couple days ago as part of an annual wellness check for the healthcare coverage. She said my blood pressure was 150/110. (She checked it at the beginning and the end of my appointment. No difference.) She was more concerned about the lower number. She said to start monitoring my BP at home and to schedule an appointment with my GP. So I am going to my GP Monday. I have a bit of a headache.I am on BP meds. I was at my GP the week before and it was 130/70.So whatever advice you can give me for the right monitor would be greatly appreciated.Thank you
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Jeff I always recommend a monitor where the cuff is around the upper part of your arm--much more reliable than the wrist monitors

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Omron-Bp742n-5-Series-Advanced-accuracy-Upper-Arm-Blood-Pressure-Monitor/38335908?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227026963496&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=43324026152&wl4=pla-82770405392&wl5=9011747&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=38335908&wl13=&veh=sem

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks. There is a big range is prices. Do the expensive ones do a better job (more accurate or reliable) , or are you just paying for extra features?

You're just paying for extra features that really aren't needed Jeff

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Thank you. I appreciate your help.

My pleasure Jeff and call on me anytime

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