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I have been using my Omron 10 for 4 years and it works perfectly. My Cardiologist and I compared theirs and mine and they matched exactly. My Cardiologist approves and so do I. Hope it works for your needs
Our doctor advised against the wrist cuff even though it was easy for dh to use on his own. Putting the arm cuff on yourself is a challenge! I was broke out in a sweat by the time I got it on my own arm. But it is simple to put on dh.
However the upper-arm monitors (like the doctor’s) rely on squashing all the flesh down and the skin over to reach the veins, and that is often painful for older people (though probably not painful when the doctor tried it as a med student).
My clinic gave me an arm-cuff monitor to wear for 24 hours. I thought it would wake me in the night, but it didn’t. My husband has recently been required to take a reading morning and night for a week, and then it was averaged. The average was fine.
My blood pressure has varied from 200 max to 85 max, and I’m not dead yet. The problem is when your reading is very high all the time.
The wrist cuff may not be as accurate as the doctor model, but it’s hard to be sure because blood pressure is much more variable than I ever guessed. The important thing is to make sure that the results are consistent in the same circumstances, not that they are accurate to a few points. The comparison matters more than the actual figure. If there are major differences between readings, you need to be able to understand why.
I think Omron wrist cuffs are on sale in our chemist for around $100, but probably cheaper on-line or in larger shops.