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Question by  bobbobsson (24)

Will your blood pressure be different when taken in different arms?

Does it matter which arm you take your blood pressure with?


Answer by  Bo99 (392)

The lecture should be the same for both arms. However, a different reading may occur if an artery is partialy clugged. If the reading is quite different, you should be concerned and see your doctor ASAP.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

No, it does not matter which arm. They should give the same results. The only difference is if you have had recent blood donation or injury to that arm.


Answer by  Trueakitalover (1728)

No it doesn't matter. The left arm I would believe would be stronger than the right arms pressure for the left is on the heart's side.

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