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Jul 31, 2016
BP variation across right and left arm: Difference of more than 15mm Hg twice as likely to have Peripheral artery disease
The next time you have your blood pressure checked, don’t be surprised if your doctor, nurse, or other health-care provider measures it twice—once in each arm. A significant difference in the pressure recorded in the right and left arms can signal circulatory problems that may lead to stroke, peripheral artery disease, or other cardiovascular problems.
Different blood pressure in right, left arms could signal trouble
Different blood pressure recorded in each arm could mean circulatory problems that may lead to stroke, peripheral artery disease, or other heart issues.