Can your wrist pulse be used for blood pressure?
Place the fingers on the inside of the wrist to locate the pulse. Now, take two fingers (preferably index and middle fingers) and place them just below the wrist creases on the thumb side of the hand. A strong pulse felt at the wrist correlates to the systolic blood pressure of at least 80 mmHg.
Should I be worried if my blood pressure is 130 90?
People with blood pressure of 130/90 have a higher risk than people with 120/80—even though both of those measurements were considered normal in the past. So even moderately high blood pressure (below past diagnostic thresholds) is unhealthy.
Is 130 over 97 a good blood pressure reading?
normal: less than 120/80 mm Hg. elevated: systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80. stage 1 hypertension: systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89. stage 2 hypertension: systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm Hg.
Are wrist blood pressures accurate?
To get an accurate reading when taking your blood pressure with a wrist monitor, your arm and wrist must be at heart level. Even then, blood pressure measurements taken at the wrist are usually higher and less accurate than those taken at your upper arm.
What does it mean if your blood pressure is 130 90?
Under the current guidelines: Normal: Less than 120/80. Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80. Stage 1 hypertension: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89.
Which is better wrist or arm BP monitor?
Can a wrist blood pressure monitor be used?
However, the American Heart Association recommends using a home blood pressure monitor that measures blood pressure in your upper arm and not using wrist or finger blood pressure monitors. Wrist blood pressure monitors are extremely sensitive to body position.
What kind of blood pressure monitor do you need?
The American Heart Association recommends an automatic, cuff-style, bicep (upper-arm) monitor. Wrist and finger monitors are not recommended because they yield less reliable readings. Choose a monitor that has been validated.
Can you measure your blood pressure at the upper arm?
Some people can’t have their blood pressure measured at the upper arm because they have a very large arm or find blood pressure measurements painful. In these cases, measuring blood pressure at the wrist is acceptable.
How big does a blood pressure cuff need to be?
Cuff is comfortable and fits wrists up to 10 inches. Requires two AAA batteries, but they aren’t included. A handy blood pressure monitor with useful features for a household device.