Mombu 2008-09-20 04:45:03
how long should I wait before taking subsequent BP readings? I find that my
first reading is usually the highest. If I wait minute or two and take 2
more readings, it generally goes down with the second two being pretty
similar. how does taking close readings affect subsequent readings after
the first? thanks.
Dr. andrew b. 2008-09-20 04:46:13
You should wait about 5 minutes before taking the first blood pressure reading.
It usually takes that long for folks to “settle” down.
You are welcome 🙂
Dr. Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Herb 2008-09-20 04:46:35
I have read that the 3rd reading is the most accurate. I do not think
you have to wait between the first and second and third readings,
assuming that you have not walked much before the first reading.