Posted by Tammy
on April 20, 2000 at 13:13:10:
In Reply to: Taking your own pressure reading posted by Marc on April 16, 2000 at 21:29:41:
Marc I take my BP with the same thing. It took me a while and still I have trouble with it, but my
mom who is a nurse said go with the very first sound you hear, just make sure you are actually
hearing a pulse, cause I thought I was and it was like 160 but I was hearig the movement of the blood pressure bulb.
I hope this helps.
Tammy: I have just started to monitor my own pressure.
: When I start letting the air out own the cuff I know that the upper reading should be noted as soon as I hear my
: pulse in my stethoscope.
: My problem is I start hearing a very faint pulse at around 150 but not until it gets down to 138 do i here a heavy pulse.
: Which pulse do I follow for an accurate reading, the first faint pulse or the booming second pulse?
: Please help.