Monitoring at home2019-03-25T12:57:52-05:00
Keys to Successful BP Monitoring

Keys to Successful At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day.  We recommend that you are consistent in your daily measurement routine and follow these best practices:

Daily measurement routine

  • Use the correct cuff size to get an accurate reading.
  • Use fresh alkaline batteries.
  • Measure at the same time every day.
  • Preferably no smoking or caffeine in the hour prior to  the test.
  • Sit in the same chair/position.
  • Do not cross legs and keep your feet flat on the floor.
  • Relax for 5 minutes before measurement.
  • Arm should be at heart level; rest the arm on a table during the procedure.
  • Sit still during measurement – no talking, eating or sudden movements.
  • Record your measurement in a logbook.