It is important that the blood pressure cuff is the right size for your arm: not too large and not too small. If you will be monitoring your blood pressure at home, ask your doctor or nurse to check to make sure the cuff fits correctly. The inflatable part of the cuff needs to be at least as long as the widest measurement around your upper arm.
Current as of: January 10, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine