Cuff size matters if you want accurate BP readings, study confirms

Both 'undercuffing' and 'overcuffing' can result in inaccurate measurements, say US researchers.

It may not come as a surprise to everyone, but cuff size does matter when using automated blood pressure monitors, especially in patients requiring larger cuffs.

US researchers have confirmed that using a regular blood pressure device cuff instead switching to an appropriately sized smaller or larger cuff leads to “strikingly inaccurate” readings.