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Can a person have a blood pressure reading of 120/80 and still have a partially blocked artery in his arm?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Blockages in the arteries providing blood to the arms are common.
Most often these blockages don't cause any symptoms. It is good to be aware of them as they can give you a false low blood pressure. A simple way to test this is to check the arm pressure in both arms. The higher pressure is the accurate one. A 20mmhg difference is considered significant. An ultrasound can give a more accurate diag.

In brief: Yes
Blockages in the arteries providing blood to the arms are common.
Most often these blockages don't cause any symptoms. It is good to be aware of them as they can give you a false low blood pressure. A simple way to test this is to check the arm pressure in both arms. The higher pressure is the accurate one. A 20mmhg difference is considered significant. An ultrasound can give a more accurate diag.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Yes!
What is important is the blood pressure difference between both arms.
If one arm 20 points lower there may be some blockage.

In brief: Yes!
What is important is the blood pressure difference between both arms.
If one arm 20 points lower there may be some blockage.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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