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#1 Clementine

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:18 AM

I saw the coolest blood pressure monitor at the periodontist today. It wraps around
your wrist rather than the bicep. It was made by Nonin.
Just thought I'd share the news. If I were in the market to buy a new one I'd want to know about this one, as it's a lot smaller and looks easier to use.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:37 AM

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for mentioning that! Just be aware to try out blood pressure monitors before you buy them, and do it according to your doctors prescription so you get the right kind -- and size. Also, with a prescription it is usually paid for by insurance.

I'm not able to use the wrist ones -- they just zero out on me. They said that was probably due to Raynaud's. But they would be delightful -- if/when they work!
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:46 AM

Very interesting. I have the Nonin bicep one and my Dr. didn't specify which kind to get, but he did order me to get one because I was on 60mgs of Prednisone. I just researched and found one with good reviews.

It sure was cute...:)
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:59 PM

I have one that monitors BP and Pulse and it's a little finger unit. You hold it in your hand, insert your index finger and voila! It's a "Marshall" Model F-89.

Seems to be very accurate.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 01:03 PM

Hey Jen,
I bought an Omron BP monitor recently. I read that the wrists ones aren't always as accurate. Maybe cause it's hard to keep the wrist still I don't know.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 04:41 PM

Hi Jen,
i brought a omron automatic wrist blood pressure monitor(rem-1) model about three months ago, which was prescribed by my doctor, and I have not had any problems with it so far.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 05:35 PM

Sometimes during my infusions, the nurse can't get a bp reading using the bicep wrap and has to use the wrist attachment. My bp is always so low (especially during infusions) so he has a hard time getting a reading. The wrist seems to provide a reading every time.

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