Use a blood pressure cuff that fits the circumference of the middle of your upper arm.
As a general guide:
Using a cuff that is too small for your arm can give you a blood pressure reading that is falsely high.
Apply the cuff:
Follow the instructions/illustrations on your blood pressure cuff or in the manual to be sure the cuff is positioned correctly on your arm. Applying the cuff too tightly can give you a blood pressure reading that is falsely high.
Keep your arm slightly flexed and supported with the cuff at heart level.
Sit in a chair with your:
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