Links To YouTube Videos From Omron: “How to Find the Correct Size Blood Pressure Cuff” And “How To Take Blood Pressure Correctly

Also be sure to review Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association [PubMed Abstract] [Full-Text HTML] [Full-Text PDF]. Hypertension. 2019 May;73(5):e35-e66. doi: 10.1161/HYP.0000000000000087.


Finding the right cuff size is important to getting an accurate blood pressure reading. Here’s a quick tutorial to help you determine what’s best for you.

To determine cuff size, patients should measure their arm circumference at the midpoint of the upper arm. The bladder length should be 75% to 100% of the arm circumference, and bladder width should be 37% to 50% of the arm circumference. *

*For Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement, Cuff Size Matters
Kenny Lin, MD, MPH
Posted on August 21, 2023. American Family Physician

To get an accurate reading, it’s important to take your blood pressure correctly. Here’s how.

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