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What exactly does it mean when blood pressure on the left is significantly higher than on the right?
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Differential BP
If correctly taken, that could mean that you have a narrowing of one of the central arteries on the right.
This could indicate a right subclavian artery stenosis. Nothing can increase blood pressure in one arm, but a blockage will decrease blood pressure. So the correct blood pressure is the highest value or the blood pressure in the left arm.

In brief: Differential BP
If correctly taken, that could mean that you have a narrowing of one of the central arteries on the right.
This could indicate a right subclavian artery stenosis. Nothing can increase blood pressure in one arm, but a blockage will decrease blood pressure. So the correct blood pressure is the highest value or the blood pressure in the left arm.
Dr. Bart Denys
Dr. Bart Denys
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: R Arterial disease
The right arm has arterial disease which lowers the pressure in that limb.

In brief: R Arterial disease
The right arm has arterial disease which lowers the pressure in that limb.
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Dr. Mark Stern
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