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Advice from the BP Measurement Experts

Why Does the Cuff Have to Be at Heart Level?

Dog-with-paw-at-hear-level For accurate BP readings, the cuff can be placed on the limb on a dog if the limb is elevated.


Have you heard the requirement for blood pressure (BP) readings that the cuff must be at the same height as the patient’s heart? You may already be aware that this is necessary for all oscillometric monitors to get the most accurate readings possible.

But why is this necessary for accuracy? 

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