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Why does my doctor need to see my blood pressure measurement kit?

Your doctor may want to see your home blood pressure measurement kit to make sure your blood pressure reading at home correlates with your reading in his or her office. In other words, if the reading on your doctor's monitor is higher than your monitor, your doctor will want to calibrate your home measurement with your measurement in the office visit.

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