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How Many Tubes for the Replacement Blood Pressure Cuff For My Blood Pressure Machine?

by Barbara 5. August 2013 11:01

Question: How do I know which blood pressure cuff to get to match my blood pressure monitor?

Q: "Which cuff do I buy? One tube or two tube? Thanks. Jim."

Answer: This is the chart you need to follow:

  • One tube: for automatic blood pressure monitors
  • Two tubes: for manual inflation blood pressure monitors. You need one tube to connect to the inflation bulb.
  • Three tubes: for manual inflation blood pressure monitors that have an attached stethoscope.

Remember that some blood pressure machines require adapters to handle cuffs larger than or smaller than the one that came with the machine.

Also, you need to choose between D ring cuffs and those that do not have the D-ring tighteners. Measure your arm carefully with a tape measure. Too large of a cuff won't pressurize properly, too small will read incorrectly. Choose between latex and latex-free cuffs. Also remember that cuffs are sometimes sold without the internal bladder.

Thigh cuffs are not made for the majority of automatic machines.

Many cuffs are latex-free.

Replacement blood pressure cuff page on gives you a list of many options.

Thanks for your questions.




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Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with Thigh Cuff for Partially Paralyzed Woman

by Barbara 7. April 2011 11:08

Question about blood pressure monitors with thigh cuffs.

Q: "I am paralyzed on one side. My physician advised me to get a blood pressure monitor that I can use on my thigh. Is there such a thing? I am a slender woman. I know I cannot manage a manual inflation blood pressure monitor that requires use of a stethoscope. Please help. Mary"

Answer: Lifesource recently introduced a unit that will meet your needs.The Lifesource XL Arm/Thigh Automatic BP Monitor

The UA-789AC Digital Automatic  Blood Pressure Monitor has an Extra Large Arm Cuff for Arms 16.5 to 23.6 Inches (42 to 60 cm.) or Thigh Blood Pressure Measurements. Since you describe yourself as slender, I suggest you have someone measure your thigh circumference. Also have your physician mark exactly where the cuff should be placed.

The LifeSource Blood Pressure model UA-789AC is a home blood pressure monitor that accommodates consumers with larger sized arms. The cuff is coupled with a high speed motor for a fast and comfortable reading. It is also equipped with Irregular Heartbeat Detection, which provides blood pressure and pulse rate measurements even when an Irregular Heartbeat occurs, and HeartWise Technology which measures blood pressure on inflation while filtering out ambient noise on deflation. With an extra display, large buttons for easy operation and AC Power Adapter, this monitor offers speed, reliability and convenience to an untapped market segment.

Features of the Lifesource Blood Pressure Monitor UA-789AC:

  • Accu Fit Extra Large Cuff fits arms ranging from 16.5" - 23.6" (42-60cm).
  • High Performance Monitor.
  • Irregular Heartbeat Detection.
  • 60 Memory Recall.
  • Illuminated Start Button.
  • Extra-Large 16.5 - 23.6 inch cuff.
  • Professional accuracy at home.
  • New pressure rating indicator visually indicates user's blood pressure category.
  • Simple and quiet one button operation.
  • HeartWise Technology enables a faster, more comfortable blood pressure measurement with the same clinical accuracy you receive in a doctor's office.
  • Fast measurement.
  • Provides blood pressure and pulse rate measurements even when an Irregular Heartbeat occurs.
  • Simultaneous readout of systolic/diastolic pressure and pulse rate.
  • Memory stores last 60 blood pressure and pulse rate measurements in memory.
  • Time and date shown with readings.
  • Large, easy to read 20mm digital display.
  • Large-print instruction guide with illustrations and quick start card in English, French and Spanish.
  • Four week blood pressure logbook included.
  • Latex free.
  • Operates on 4 AA batteries (not included) or AC adapter (included).
  • Lifetime warranty from manufacturer.

I hope this solves your problem. Thank you for your question.