Doctors advised to beware the wrist BP measure

Readings from wrist devices differ widely from upper arm cuffs: Aussie research

Australian researchers have advised doctors to be wary of blood pressure measuring devices that take a reading at a patient’s wrists as they found a wide variation in readings. 

wrist BP device

Many devices used by patients at home, including the increasingly available wearable monitors, measure blood pressure at the wrist and other locations.

Researchers from the University of Tasmania measured intra-arterial blood pressure consecutively at the brachial and radial arteries in 180 patients with a mean age of 61, undergoing