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I'm looking for a professional quality blood pressure monitor - what should I get?

asked Feb 25 '12 at 08:45

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If you have an iPhone, I like the Withings BP monitor and the iBP app. Really like having readings automatically recorded with graphs, history, and ability to email to my doctor.

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answered Mar 11 '12 at 20:10

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We recently purchased an Omron 10+ Blood Pressure machine. It can hold 100 readings for 2 users and includes the ability to download the data to a computer.

My wife took it in to the Dr's office and it gave the same reading as the nurse.

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answered Mar 11 '12 at 20:45

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I have liked Omron 7300w. When I brought it to my Doc's for calibration, it was extremely close to the nurses reading (been a while so I forget how close, but definitely within clinical significance.) Doc said Omron makes the best home BP devices.

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answered Mar 13 '12 at 15:58

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To preface, in my first career (from 1980-early 2000's), I was in software, working on everything-microcomputer, from higher level user interface software and networking APIs, and other communications projects, to assembly language code. I have a low tolerance for things that don't do what they're supposed to do. This is why I like Cool Tools, for find the...well, the cool tools.

Now I am a Registered Nurse in acute care, and although I do not use this unit at work, I was impressed enough with the reviews on Amazon.com that I bought this one for home to have a quick, simple way to take blood pressures on various family members. I have a good Welch-Allen manual sphygmomanometer (more commonly and easily referred to as a blood pressure thingy), but it's a pain to have to use the necessary stethoscope. Having said that, I do recommend that if you really need accuracy, to have it as a backup, particularly if you get a scary reading, whether your concern is high blood pressure, or low.

Anyway, to cut to the chase, I bought this Panasonic Blood Pressure Monitor about a year ago, and we love it. The thing that always amazes me is that it starts out with a very quiet hum--hardly noticable-- as it starts to pump up, but even that sound stops within a few seconds, and you continue to feel the cuff pump up. I imagine that it pumps up an internal air tank, and lets it out slowly, as needed.

I don't hesitate to recommend this unit to people.

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answered Mar 14 '12 at 16:14

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