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Patients wear blood pressure cuff at home for 24 hours to get more accurate reading

10:52 AM, Sep 12, 2013   |    comments
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EDINA, Minnesota (KARE) -- Health experts estimate that 30 percent of people don't get an accurate blood pressure reading at the doctor's office.

In response, a group of Twin Cities doctors have been asking their patients to wear a cuff at home for 24 hours.

Dr. Michael Cummings and Dr. David Ingham with Allina Health believe the 24-hour readings are the best way to get an accurate measure of someone's blood pressure.

The battery operated blood pressure cuff takes readings every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night.

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