For people with borderline or high blood pressure, home testing with the best blood pressure monitor is more important than ever.
Recent research shows that an average of several readings over time provides the most reliable measurement. Home testing is essential for taking multiple readings and can actually be more accurate than the results you get at a doctor's office.
Our experts say that good candidates for at-home monitoring include:
Seniors, whose blood pressure can vary.
People who experience "white-coat hypertension," a spike in blood pressure when they are tested in a doctor's office or hospital; and
People with diabetes, for whom tight blood pressure control is important.