What is a blood pressure cuff?

Answer A blood pressure cuff plays an important role in obtaining an accurate blood pressure reading. Manual and digital blood pressure cuffs operate slightly differently but perform the same function.Mat... Read More »

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How to Buy a Blood Pressure Cuff?

To buy a blood pressure cuff or monitor you need to know what diagnostic features you need, your price range and how frequently you will be testing blood pressure. It's important to buy your blood ... Read More »

Can blood pressure be taken without an air cuff?

It is not possible to get an accurate blood pressure reading without an air cuff. While you can guess at the level of circulation and the pace of one's pulse without equipment, you cannot arrive at... Read More »

When was the blood pressure cuff invented?

The first inflatable cuff used to constrict the arterial pulse and measure blood pressure was invented in 1855 by Karl Vierordt. Later measurements of blood pressure employed stethoscopes to listen... Read More »

How wide is a blood pressure cuff?

Blood pressure cuffs come in three standard sizes. An adult cuff measures between 10.6 and13.3 inches wide, a large cuff measures between 13.7 and 17.3 inches, and a thigh cuff measures between 16.... Read More »