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Old 02-20-2005, 04:06 PM   #4
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Re: How to get an acurate average of bp's?

about 30% of the time, my first reading is very high (like 180/120), I know that isnt right - if I wait at least a minute between readings my subsequent readings, no matter how many I take, will almost always be within 2 or 3 points onf one another and be in my "normal" range of 145 - 150 / 95 - 100

So I take at least a couple more & average them, what I have been told is that the cuff sometimes "adjusts" itself the first time it pumps up & this affects the first reading (I think the velcro gives a little)