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Measure blood pressure in both arms

May 08, 2014

A big gap between the two readings suggests a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

If your health care provider measures your blood pressure in only one arm, you might be missing some vital information. A big difference between the right and left arm—more than 10 or more millimeters of mercury (mm Hg)—could be an early warning sign of cardiovascular disease.

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