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Standard Blood Pressure Kit and Cuffs


Price: From $9.95 to $129.50

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Photo is of the standard blood pressure kit, the first item in the pulldown ordering menu. The other items on the menu are individual parts within the photo. Unless you order the kit, you will not receive all of the items in the photo.




Standard Blood Pressure Kit — This is a traditional type with stethoscope, pressure gauge, squeeze bulb, vinyl carrying case, and instructions. Instructions are important for anyone who has not taken blood pressure readings in the past. The kit also includes a standard-sized cuff for upper arms measuring from 10-14 inches* in circumference, intended for the average adult (or larger child). It is very easy to remove the standard-sized cuff and substitute any of the larger cuffs in the chart below.

*Please note that although the manufacturer states that the standard-sized cuff supplied with the kit is usable up to 16 inches, it is better to use a larger cuff for use with arms of more than 14 inches, for more accurate readings. We believe that a standard cuff may give erroneously high readings if used on an arm of more than 14 inches around.


Larger Accessory Cuffs — For upper arms measuring more than 14 inches around, you should order a larger cuff at the same time you order the kit. (Of course, you can also order cuffs by themselves, if you don't plan to use them yourself at home.) Most Amplestuff customers need sizes L, XL, or XXL. Measure your upper arm with a cloth tape measure, or with a string or ribbon, and then measure the string or ribbon with a ruler or yardstick. Please refer to the following chart, and don't forget that cuffs are sold by themselves, and do not include a squeeze bulb and pressure gauge, which you may also wish to order.


Circumference of upper arm
at the largest point:

In the economy cuff,
order cuff size:

In the deluxe tapered cuff,
order cuff size:

13 - 19 inches

L

not avail.

17 - 26 inches

XL

XL

26 - 35 inches

not avail.

XXL


The Deluxe cuffs are tapered to fit better, and include "stays" to help keep their shape on very large arms. They may also be more comfortable for some patients. Latex-free. Made in USA.


PLEASE NOTE !

For use at home, all cuffs must be used with a standard blood pressure kit (or squeeze bulb and pressure gauge, as well as a stethoscope), sold separately. These cuffs will not work with a digital kit. The cuffs do not include a kit (or bulb and gauge). If you would like to have a kit (or bulb and gauge) to use with your cuff, please also order them when you order the cuff.

For use in the doctor's office or other healthcare setting, if your arm measures more than 17-19 inches around, it's a good idea to own a standard (non-digital) cuff that fits and to take it with you when visiting the doctor or other healthcare provider. They can often connect your cuff temporarily to their own instruments, but it is helpful if you also have your own squeeze bulb and pressure gauge connected to your cuff, so that they don't have to do anything involving their equipment.


*Note: Please do not order the deluxe cuff size XXL (or any cuff, for that matter), without measuring your arm first. For the size XXL cuff, your arm must be at least 26 inches around. Don't assume that because you are a very large person, you need the largest size cuff!


Why Buy a Deluxe Cuff (size XL or XXL)?

For those with arms between 19" and 26" around, standard (economy) XL cuffs will permit the same readings to be taken as the deluxe XL cuffs, except that the deluxe cuffs have the following advantages for some people, due to their tapered shape:

1)

They are a better fit for some upper arms, especially those whose circumference varies greatly from the top of the arm to the elbow–perhaps half of our customers who purchase an XL cuff.

2)

Because of the better fit, they can be less painful for such people, if they usually experience discomfort when a regular cuff is inflated on their arm.

3)

The above is especially true for some people with very high blood pressure, for whom the cuff must be inflated to a much higher pressure before the upper reading can be taken.

4)

They are latex-free, so those who have a latex allergy, and whose upper arms measure more than 19" around may be better off with a deluxe cuff.

However, for most people, a standard cuff works well, and they do not experience any discomfort, or their discomfort is not enough to justify the much higher price of the deluxe cuffs.

Finally, there is no XXL standard economy cuff manufactured for arms larger than 26". For such people, the deluxe XXL cuff is the only one available. Without this cuff, blood pressure measurements can only be taken on the forearm--a valid method if done properly, but one that some healthcare professionals prefer not to use because they are not very familiar with it. When the forearm method is used, usually the standard economy cuff (size L) is the best fit.


CAUTION !

Except for the deluxe cuffs, all the other cuffs, like most imported cuffs, contain natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions in some people. We do not, at this time, offer a kit or a squeeze bulb that is latex-free. Contact us if you are interested in locating such items.


Product

Price

Standard Blood Pressure Kit

$39.50

BP Cuff, Cuff only, Size L (Economy) - for arms 13-19 inches

$36.50

BP Cuff, Cuff only, Size XL (Economy) - for arms 17-26 inches

$39.50

BP Cuff Deluxe, Cuff only, Size XL (Tapered) - for arms 17-26 inches

$129.50

BP Cuff Deluxe, Cuff only, Size XXL (Tapered) - for arms 26-35 inches

$129.50

Squeeze Bulb and Pressure Gauge Only

$24.50

Stethoscope Only

$9.95

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