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Should your blood pressure be checked when arm is elevated with your heart? Also, which arm should I use to check?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Blood pressure

Ideally blood pressure should be checked with the patient in a seated position with their arm even with their chest area.
Usually the left arm is checked.

In brief: Blood pressure

Ideally blood pressure should be checked with the patient in a seated position with their arm even with their chest area.
Usually the left arm is checked.
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