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How Many Tubes for the Replacement Blood Pressure Cuff For My Blood Pressure Machine?

by Barbara 5. August 2013 11:01

Question: How do I know which blood pressure cuff to get to match my blood pressure monitor?

Q: "Which cuff do I buy? One tube or two tube? Thanks. Jim."

Answer: This is the chart you need to follow:

  • One tube: for automatic blood pressure monitors
  • Two tubes: for manual inflation blood pressure monitors. You need one tube to connect to the inflation bulb.
  • Three tubes: for manual inflation blood pressure monitors that have an attached stethoscope.

Remember that some blood pressure machines require adapters to handle cuffs larger than or smaller than the one that came with the machine.

Also, you need to choose between D ring cuffs and those that do not have the D-ring tighteners. Measure your arm carefully with a tape measure. Too large of a cuff won't pressurize properly, too small will read incorrectly. Choose between latex and latex-free cuffs. Also remember that cuffs are sometimes sold without the internal bladder.

Thigh cuffs are not made for the majority of automatic machines.

Many cuffs are latex-free.

Replacement blood pressure cuff page on SafeHomeProducts.com gives you a list of many options.

Thanks for your questions.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

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