That can’t be right.
I had my blood pressure taken at the dentist the other day. The reading nearly sent me into cardiac arrest. My observations:
- The equipment used was a wrist BP monitor, not exactly known for accuracy.
- The individual who took the reading is a dental hygienist who probably got zero training in the proper positioning and use of the monitor.
- My blood pressure has always been normal.
I’ll stop at one of those ubiquitous upper arm machines you find at any pharmacy and do a recheck. And those iPhone apps that measure blood pressure? Don’t even bother.