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A 19-year-old male asked:

Just had another check up today and drs still can not find why my left arm bp is higher than my right. difference of 20-30. right 110-118 left 130-150. no heart problems and blood test perfect. i due get chest pains.

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
There should be a: relatively simple answer. You just have not had the right test yet because the Drs are avoiding invasive tests like angiography. Blood tests will not reveal the answer, you need imaging studies. CT or MRI of thorax. Or angiography. Ultrasound might potentially show something.
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Anatomic issue: Think coarctation or subclavian artery syndrome. Go see a good cardiologist and discuss with him.

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