Proper cuff fit can be challenging for many patients. This can be true not only for patients with mobility or strength issues, but also for patients with larger or very slender arms. For these patients, a wrist blood pressure monitor is a perfect alternative to a standard upper arm cuff reading.
In fact, 2018 Hypertension Canada guidelines indicate that for patients with large arm circumference, when standard upper arm measurement methods cannot be used, validated wrist devices (used with the arm and wrist supported at heart level) may be used for BP estimation.*
How to take a proper wrist blood pressure reading: