Blood Pressure Cuffs

  • McKesson LUMEON Blood Pressure Tubing McKesson Brand 01-885NGM

    McKesson

    McKesson LUMEON Blood Pressure Tubing

    The McKesson LUMEON™ Blood Pressure Unit Tubing is a coiled non invasive tubing. When extended this blood pressure tubing allows for 8 ft. of distance.Includes Male Luer Connector (01-891MGM) For use with most Aneroid Sphygmomanometers Facilitates blood...

    $7.99
  • McKesson Blood Pressure Inflation Bulb McKesson Brand 01-873NGM

    McKesson

    McKesson Blood Pressure Inflation Bulb

    McKesson Blood Pressure Unit Inflation Bulb is vaible replacement option for manual blood pressure gauges. This inflation bulb should be used with clockface aneroid sphygmomanometers. Receive one bulb per box or 50 per case, release valve is not included...

    $2.49
  • McKesson Blood Pressure Cuff McKesson Brand 1992

    McKesson

    McKesson Blood Pressure Cuff and Bladder - Adult Size Large, Black

    It includes a standard inflation bulb and graduated nylon cuff, featuring range and index marks for quick, convenient patient-fitting. The system's durable, wear-resistant design is meant to withstand daily use.Target Area: Arm Replacement cuff is size...

    $8.99
  • Calibrated V-Lok Blood Pressure Cuff and Bulb W.A. Baum

    W.A. Baum

    Calibrated V-Lok Arm Blood Pressure Cuff and Bulb

    Monitor your blood pressure with the Baum Calibrated® V-Lok® Blood Pressure Cuff. This blue, medium arm cuff is made of stain-resistant, heat set and tightly woven Dacron polyester for long-term resistance to normal wear. The Baum blood pressure cuff...

    $45.80
  • Adcuff Blood Pressure Cuff and Bulb American Diagnostic Corp

    Adcuff

    Adcuff Arm Blood Pressure Cuff and Bulb Black

    Black Includes ADC's exclusive Adcuff nylon cuff (#830 series) featuring the Size Guide marking system Inflation bladder with one 50cm tube and one 25cm tube (#815 series) Adflow bulb and valve (#872N) with filter screen protection For use with most...

    $29.99
  • Adcuff Blood Pressure Cuff American Diagnostic Corp

    Adcuff

    Adcuff Arm Blood Pressure Cuff Black

    Black Durable nylon construction Exclusive Size Guide marking system Inflation bladder with 55cm tubing length For use with most traditional pocket, clock, or mercury style aneroid instruments

    $21.99
  • ADC Blood Pressure Cuff Storage Basket American Diagnostic Corp 952-025

    ADC

    ADC Blood Pressure Cuff Storage Basket

    Black Vinyl coated wire container with extra room for larger inflation systems Standard with ADC Wall Mercury Sphyg May be used with any brand of sphygmomanometer Measures 7-inch x 4-inch x 7-inch Complete with all mounting hardware

    $16.49
  • Omron Blood Pressure Cuff Omron Healthcare H-003D

    Omron

    Omron Large Arm Blood Pressure Cuff Blue

    The large adult cuffs have been integrated into one cuff. You may use this cuff on any of the Omron blood pressure machines. The user must have the corresponding air plug to go with the cuff.Durable, contoured cuff compatible only with Omron blood...

    $20.49
  • McKesson LUMEON Blood Pressure Cuff and Bulb McKesson Brand

    McKesson

    McKesson LUMEON Arm Blood Pressure Cuff for Thigh, Bulb Inflation Kit

    McKesson Lumeon 2-Tube With Inflation Kit Blood Pressure Cuff is an adult Limb Circumference Nylon - Inflation System. It features fastening Hook and Loop Closure. McKesson Lumeon is used by Most Aneroid Sphygmomanometers.For use with most Aneroid...

    Starting at $29.99

Blood Pressure Cuffs

Monitoring blood pressure, especially for people prone to hypertension, is essential. Taking your blood pressure at home will help medical professionals better understand your health and track your treatment.

What are Blood Pressure Cuffs

A blood pressure cuff or sphygmomanometer is an apparatus that monitors a person's blood pressure. It consists of an inflatable cuff that you wrap around your arm or wrist and a monitoring device that measures your blood pressure.

How do they work?

Blood pressure cuffs measure your systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Systolic blood pressure measures the force of blood as it moves through the arteries to the rest of the body. The bottom figure, diastolic blood pressure, measures the force your heart produces on the walls of your arteries between beats.

When the cuff reaches your systolic and diastolic pressures, it creates vibrations detected by the meter. It is also audible with the stethoscope.

Manual vs. Automatic Blood Pressure Cuffs

Manual Blood Pressure Cuff
When using a manual blood pressure cuff, you inflate the cuff around your arm with a squeeze bulb and read the gauge to measure your blood pressure by listening for the vibration using a stethoscope.

Automatic Blood Pressure Cuff
If you're using an automatic blood pressure cuff, the machine inflates the cuff for you. As soon as the device measures the systolic and diastolic pressure, the cuff starts to deflate. Compared to the manual blood pressure cuffs, automatic ones are easier to use and read. Some even print the results of the readings and store the numbers to review them with your doctor.

Types of Blood Pressure Cuffs

Arm Monitors

Arm monitors have cuffs that wrap around the arm, preferably at the level of the heart. This allows for a better approximation of the systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

They come in different sizes — small, medium, and large — to fit patients of any size. You may have to manually or automatically inflate the blood pressure cuff and obtain the readings.

Wrist Monitors

Wrist monitors work the same way as the arm monitors and also have manual and automatic varieties. However, it is more difficult to obtain accurate readings using this device as the arteries in the wrist are too far from the heart. What's more, wrist blood pressure is extremely sensitive to body position.

Having accurate readings is still possible if used as directed. They're also useful if the normal-sized blood pressure cuffs are too small for your upper arms.

The size of the cuff is essential for both an arm or wrist unit. Cuffs come in pediatric, adult, and x-large sizes. Choosing the right one for your needs will ensure a more accurate reading.

Thigh Monitors

Thigh monitors are for patients when an arm cuff is not feasible. They have bigger cuff sizes and will measure the systolic and diastolic pressure through the largest artery of the thigh.

Be an active part of your health care team by regularly measuring your blood pressure. Choose the correct cuff type, follow the proper procedure, and communicate with your health care professional.