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Old 03-17-2009, 08:55 PM   #1
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Taking ankle blood pressure?

Hi,

I read that taking your ankle blood pressure helps indicate weaker blood flow to the legs and it can show up problems if there is a big difference between the arm and ankle.

Has anyone tried taking their ankle blood pressure with a home blood pressure monitor?

I know it sounds a little crazy.

Thanks! myhs

 
Old 03-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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Re: Taking ankle blood pressure?

I never tried but i'm going to try right now lol. probably be such a different reading though depending on the size of the cuff/ankles compared to the arm. I don't even know at what spot you are supposed to take it at the ankle though, so they will probably be off.

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #3
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Re: Taking ankle blood pressure?

Ok i tried 3 times twice on one leg, once on the other and everytime i got the doube E error on my omron BP monitor. So i'm off on where to take it on the ankle i think.

 
Old 03-18-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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Re: Taking ankle blood pressure?

Hi Lourage,

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Ok i tried 3 times twice on one leg, once on the other and everytime i got the doube E error on my omron BP monitor. So i'm off on where to take it on the ankle i think.
Thanks for trying! There is not a lot of info out there on ankle bp. A mystery.

Thanks, myhs

 
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