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Old 10-14-2004, 05:25 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone else gets a lot of "EE" messages when they take their BP. I have this problem a lot with my new digital monitor.

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Old 10-14-2004, 05:53 PM   #2
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Yes, I get them quite often and when I look at the cuff, it is not placed properly at the bend in my arm.

Old 10-15-2004, 03:50 AM   #3
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You have been on this board a long time, so I know you have checked the batteries, and know how to use a digital monitor correctly. The only time I kept getting "EE" readings was when my BP got too low (after doctor added a diurectic)-confirmed by him in the office, when even his nurse couldn't get a reading. But I had noticed those few days before that my BP was dropping more each day. If this hasnt happened to you, and its a new monitor, I would take it back and get another replacement, its possible that some pinhole of air is escaping to not inflate properly, or deflate too quickly been able to get you a reading. Or some other defect with the monitor.

Old 10-15-2004, 02:12 PM   #4
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Another reason would be you are not pumping it up high enough. If your first number is normally 120 you should pump it up to 150 or 160.

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Thanks all, for your replies. It's an auto inflate so I can't control that and I never had a problem like this with my old one that I had to pump up myself.
As for the proper way to place it, I know this can be a problem so I wait a few minutes and try again and still get E's. Sometimes I have to have my husband take his (he never has this problem) and usually after he uses it it will work for me.
My BP is usually on the high side when this occurs.
Thanks again to all of you

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Re: BP Monitors

I have gotten that EE thing a few times, especially when I am very nervous. Usually I have to go to the next setting, like 170 for it to come out right. Another reason my dr. told me it happens, it is not picking up your pulse, so try to place it where you feel your pulse is the strongest. Mine is an Omron, about 4 1/2 yrs. old, and the settings are 140-170-200-240. it is better to set it higher then U expect your BP might be, or U will keep getting that EE. Also be sure it is placed about an inch above the crease in your elbow, and the tubeing is running down the middle of the inside of your arm.

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