A 59-year-old male asked:
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i always thought that blood pressure is taken with the arm at hearts height. at doctors office, they do not care about this and the arm hangs downward?

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Dr. Marc Grobman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Best practice: I check BP insist relaxed position for lowest reading possible. Many patients "help" me by holding arm up thus raising BP in arm.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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