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Posted by Judy on March 17, 2000 at 14:50:21:

In Reply to: Re: Left arm/right arm BP differential posted by Cheryl on November 10, 1999 at 15:24:58:

: : I recently discovered I had high BP and am starting a program with my MD to control it. My left side is almost always significantly higher than my this this ok? Example left 157/98 right 130/82. My MD didn't seem too concerned, but I am.
: It is great to find a website with so much information. I also have two different readings when I go to the Doctor - 160/100 in my left arm, and 130/80 in my right. Other times the doctor cannot hear anything. My Doctor put me on 160mg of Diovan, but doesn't believe there is anything to worry about.

I have a similar problem and this has continued for over 18 months. I am 38 yrs old and had no history of HBP until 18 months ago when I began having left sided chest pain and hypertension. I have been worked up with thallium stress test, CT, EKG etc. no cardiac cath or angiogram. My BP is always higher on the right than the left. My physician said it could be an aneurysm or a shunting of some sort from left to right but they have not diffinitively diagnosed anything. Please let me know if you find out any more and I will do the same. My pressures run 20 to 30 points higher on right than on left both systolic and diastolis. I am taking Zestril 10mg and Avapro 150 my pressures are down to normal on the right around 130's over 80's and the left is 100 over 60's

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