Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Equipment
  • Adcuff Blood Pressure Cuff American Diagnostic Corp 845-12XBD-1


    Adcuff Size 12 Cuff Arm Blood Pressure Cuff Black

    The traditional Adcuff model with one tube can be used with most palm aneroids and many NIBP monitors, and features a two-piece cuff and bladder. This inflation bladder comes with a 50 cm tubing length and is made of 210 denier nylon construction. It is...

  • Blood Pressure Cuff Barrier Tidi Products 916114

    Tidi Products

    Blood Pressure Cuff Barrier

    Single-use Soft FABRICEL® tissue fused with leak-proof polyethylene film 99.9% protection against bacteria pass-through Will not alter readings Adult Regular 18-1/8 Inch X 6-3/4 Inch

    Starting at $17.19
  • McKesson LUMEON Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit McKesson Brand 01-700-9CGRGM


    McKesson LUMEON Child Arm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit Manual

    Inflation bladder and bulb Filter screen valves reduce dust buildup Luminescent dial and extended graduation marks for easy reading in all light conditions and from virtually any angle Color: Green Heavily chrome-plated, precision-crafted 300 mm Hg...

  • Veridian Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Veridian Healthcare LLC 01-554


    Veridian SmartHeart Blood Pressure Monitor with Large/XL Arm Cuffs

    The SmartHeart™ Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Arm Monitor features automatic inflation and deflation and returns systolic, diastolic and pulse results. Intelligent inflation utilizes results history during measurement to determine inflation level,...

    Starting at $53.93
  • McKesson Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit McKesson Brand


    McKesson Small Arm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit Manual

    Precision crafted 300mmHg Japanese engineered manometer with classic black baked enamel finish Extended scaleplate graduation marks reduce parallax for easier viewing from virtually any angle Filter screen check and deflation valve reduce dust build-up...

    Starting at $21.58
  • McKesson LUMEON Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit McKesson Brand 01-752M-11ABKGM


    McKesson LUMEON Adult Cuff Arm Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit Manual

    McKesson LUMEON™ Mobile Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit can easily be moved through out any medical facility or home. The wide base keeps the unit upright and stable. Intended for adults the medium nylon cuff goes around the arm securing with hook and loop...

  • McKesson LUMEON Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Unit McKesson Brand


    McKesson LUMEON Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuff and Pump

    These are pocket style, hand held Aneroid Sphygmomanometers that are designed to measure blood pressure by temporarily restricting the blood flow through and inflating cuff. Unlike some other BP Monitors, the Entrust Aneroid Sphygmomanometer has easily...

    Starting at $32.99
Blood Pressure

When you walk into any medical appointment, usually one of the first things you’ll experience is having your blood pressure taken. The puffy cuff that tightens around your arm while you anticipate the release and final reading is part of the process. But what, exactly, do those numbers mean, and why does it really matter?

What is Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the measure of how hard your blood is pumping through your arteries. It’s normal for blood pressure to rise and fall throughout the day, but it impacts your health when it remains high over time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the biggest concern with high blood pressure is the risk of heart disease or stroke.

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

Many things can cause high blood pressure. Some of them include the following:

  • Unhealthy lifestyle habits
  • Nicotine use
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
Knowing your average blood pressure helps you and your doctor take the necessary steps to ensure good health. First, you need to know two numbers associated with blood pressure: systolic and diastolic.

Systolic Blood Pressure

Your systolic blood pressure is the top number. It is the measure of the force your heart exerts on the walls of your arteries each time it beats.

Diastolic Blood Pressure

Your diastolic blood pressure is the bottom number. It is the force your heart exerts on artery walls between beats or when your heart is at rest.

Although both numbers are important for your health, higher systolic pressure is what your doctor treats when you have high blood pressure. It’s best to monitor both for optimal health. That is something you can do at home easily with simple to use blood pressure monitors.

Ways to Take Your Blood Pressure

There are several ways you can perform accurate blood pressure measurements at home.

Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

An arm blood pressure monitor is probably the one you see the most in your doctor’s office uses. There are a couple of different home versions. One involves using a stethoscope and a manual blood pressure cuff, and some basic knowledge, so you know what sounds to listen for when taking the reading.
An easier option is a digital blood pressure monitor with an arm cuff. Once you place the cuff on your arm above your elbow, you’re ready to measure your blood pressure with a push of a button. Look for models with large, easy-to-read screens and the proper cuff size. It should also allow you to store several blood pressure readings at once.

Wrist Blood Pressure Cuff

Wrist blood pressure monitors work much like the arm cuff. Follow the directions on the cuff or in the guide for proper positioning on your wrist.

Thigh Blood Pressure Monitor

If arm or wrist blood pressure measurements are not an option, you can take your blood pressure with a thigh cuff. However, you'll also need a stethoscope for this option.