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Vicious blood pressure cuffs! - Nothing to See Here

Jan. 23rd, 2007

12:23 pm - Vicious blood pressure cuffs!

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I still have marks on my arm (rows of little burst-capillary spots under my skin) from where an overly zealous automatic blood pressure machine viciously constricted my arm 5 days ago. Grr! It was massively tighter than any other time I've had my blood pressure checked, whether manually or automatically.

[Edit] Amusing responses to this on work chat server:

 -> (12:30) From Achorrath, to rant:
 - The robotic blood pressure machine uprising has begun!
 -> (12:30) From matto, to rant:
 - I, for one, welcome our new autosphygnomatic masters.
 -> (12:32) From Tamino, to rant:
 - UR SPHYGMOM
 -> (12:33) From matto, to rant:
 - IM IN UR SHYGMANOMETER, MEASURIN UR PRESSURES

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From:urox
Date:January 23rd, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
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Sweetie, *anything* that constricts your arm enough to cause flow disturbance in your arteries (so that it can detect a beat) is going to burst capillaries when kept in place for long periods of time.
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From:mavjop
Date:January 23rd, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
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This was massively more viciously tight than any other blood pressure cuff I've ever had applied to me. It was not the period of time. The damage was done in seconds.
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