Different Arms, Different Blood Pressure Readings

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Different Arms, Different Blood Pressure Readings

My blood pressure readings can be very different from arm to arm. Is this a problem?

 

For some people, a blood pressure difference between the two arms is normal. Doctors should note it on your medical record, and track it accordingly on both sides. They will usually take an average of the two blood pressure readings.

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