Re: mercury monitors - worth it?
I can't answer your questions but will share this: I watched two videos on the computer about using blood pressure monitors correctly.
The one you are considering to purchase is, for a layperson, very tricky to use. As I watched the person demonstrating how to use it, I felt so relieved I had not needed to learn that technique.
Why is your doctor concerned with the accuracy of your blood pressure readings? Do you have white coat hypertension? Strange to hear a doctor recommend one of these. The other ones are SO MUCH easier for patients to use. The automatic BP monitors most of us use are, in my opinion, very accurate. My monitor was tested for accuracy by the doctor at the clinic, and was found to be as accurate as the one he uses.
It will be interesting to hear from people who use these monitors. I wonder how widespread their use may be in this day & age.
Last edited by flowergirl2day; 10-02-2007 at 07:56 PM.