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Can you tell me what you suggest if you are unable to obtain a blood pressure, can you still administer nitroglycerin?

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology

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If there is not blood pressure, though, then there is no pulse, and it's not likely that Nitroglycerin will have any positive effect. Instead, if there is no bp/no pulse, you should do cpr.

In brief: Inadequate info

There isn't enough information available to answer this question.
If there is not blood pressure, though, then there is no pulse, and it's not likely that Nitroglycerin will have any positive effect. Instead, if there is no bp/no pulse, you should do cpr.
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Dr. Donald Alves
Thousands of patients are prescribed nitro for chest pains (/angina) as outpatients. None of them walk around with a BP cuff, "just in case." In general, if prescribed nitro, get chest pain, and are able to be upright and active, then OK to use without a BP reading--if you get light headed, sit down & it will pass in about 5 minutes (shouldn't be active when having angina anyway).
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