Re: Blood Pressure different on each arm
Originally Posted by jmissionary1
My husband has taken a blood pressure med for many years, keeping his BP under control. He is 69 years old and otherwise healthy, has never smoked, works out, and is in good shape, particularly at his age.
Congratulations to your husband for leading a healthy life and for being in good shape.
The numbers on the right arm were higher by 16 points on the systolic and 5 points higher on the diastolic. Is this a warning of blockage?
There is quite a difference in instructions for how the cuff is placed on the left arm versus the right arm. Did you follow the placement instructions?
Also...... since blood pressure can vary quite a bit during the day, and day to day, have you taken an average of readings, over several days, at the same time each day, and at different times each day?
CHF,AFib,HBP,Diabetes,Asthma since 1987
⇒ Avg BP 2008-2017: 119/69 readings: 7,514
⇒ Avoid unhealthy chemicals,odors,irritants
⇒ 1500 cal diet and exercise
⇒ 6.25 coreg; .125 digoxin
Last edited by Machaon; 08-28-2012 at 02:45 PM.