Doctors Lounge - Cardiology AnswersBack to Cardiology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/20/2017.
Forum Name: Miscellaneous Cardiology Topics
Question: Public Blood Pressure Monitors
|hlanelee - Tue Sep 16, 2003 7:22 pm||
I have been taking Effexor XR for a long time for depression due to a bipolar disorder. The other day, there was a commercial on the radio that said I should be keeping an eye on my blood pressure. Does any one know, are the blood pressure monitors in grocery stores and drug stores reliable?
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:00 am||
I wouldnt recommend them at all. They all may be perfectly good devices but their use and maintenance not up to standard. Reading your blood pressure involves a technique that requires training.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.