An appropriate cuff size and shape are key for accurate blood pressure measurement.

Does size matter?

Using a blood pressure cuff that's too large or too small can give you blood pressure readings that are not accurate.  A cuff that is too small can mistakenly result in higher blood pressure readings than it should read.  While using a cuff that is too large can miss a diagnosis of hypertension.

When you measure your blood pressure at home, it's important to use the proper size cuff.  Here are some tips to help you get the right size.

  • Cuff length: The inflatable part of the blood pressure cuff should cover about 75% to 100% of the distance around your upper arm.
  • Cuff width: The cuff should be wide enough to cover from 40% to 80% of the distance from your elbow to your shoulder.

People with obesity – who need large or extra-large blood pressure cuffs – were at particularly high risk for inaccurate readings if using the wrong cuff size.

Microlife blood pressure monitors can help you with selecting the right size cuff

All Microlife cuffs are validated in specific clinical studies.

Microlife cuffs are available both in soft and rigid models.

Microlife developed a new generation of cuffs, that are able to meet the needs of all patients.  All new Microlife blood pressure monitors are equipped with a guide to check the arm circumference in order to select the correct cuff size.

Cuff Type Soft Cuff Rigid Cuff








Measures 17-22 cm 22-32 cm 22-42 cm 32-42 cm 32-52 cm 22-42 cm

Microlife wide range cuffs (M - L size and L - XL size) fit a wide range of arm sizes.  The conical shape provides a better fitting and accuracy.

Microlife bladders are “latex free” to avoid any latex allergy problems.  The innovative TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) plastic bladder has replaced the traditional latex bladder.  These TPU bladders provide a better durability than latex and PVC.