Proper blood pressure measurement

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is teaching his patients proper blood pressure management.

It is often done improperly which may affect results and clinical decision-making.

The patient should sit comfortably for a few minutes with feet uncrossed, flat on the floor and proper cuff size should be used based on arm size. Your arm should be supported at heart level.

This may be demonstrated by a nurse or physician at your next visit.

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