Blood pressure card

Recommendations before measuring your blood pressure:

  • Rest, staying seated for at least 5 minutes with back resting
  • Legs uncrossed and feet flat on the floor
  • Arms resting at same level as heart (no tight clothing on arm)
  • No exercise or tobacco for 30 minutes prior to the reading
  • No caffeine for one hour prior to the reading
  • No decongestants
  • Empty bladder and relaxing environment
  • No talking and no moving
Download this PSST guide in PDF format
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