What specifically should I look for in a home blood pressure monitor?

Select an automatic home blood pressure monitor that is capable of measuring your heart rate. An automatic device measures your blood pressure with the push of a button (no need to manually pump the cuff to inflate it).

Second, get a cuff that will fit over your upper armónot on your wrist and not on your finger.

Finally, the upper arm cuff should fit you well. Itís common for people to buy a cuff thatís too small. If youíre not sure, measure your arm around the largest part. Anything over about 32 centimeters (12.6 inches) means you should use a large cuff.