Discussion in 'General Practitioner' started by Egyptian Doctor, Jan 30, 2012.
i agree with you coz time and again we miss out that and yet it is our responsibility to do our best .
That's great doc! What about the difference in the blood pressure readings when the Cardiac Muscles are relaxing?
If pressure is different in which arm , what is real pressure ?
Yes, its true . In regular my practice is to measure the pressure in both the hands . I have observed that a difference of 10 mm Hg or higher led to an increased risk of peripheral vascular disease, or the narrowing arteries supplying the arms and legs, and the development of cardiovascular disease . Many patients who had developed peripheral vascular disease suffered reduced blood flow to the legs and feet, also the risk of decreased blood flow to the brain was increased The arteries under the collarbone supply blood to the arms, legs, and brain, if a blockage occurs in any of them, serious health complications such as stroke and cardiovascular disease can result in an otherwise healthy patient. Patients whose systolic blood pressure differs between arms may be suffering from a vascular disease that can increase the risk of death.
Blood pressure numbers of less than 120/80 mm Hg are considered within the normal range. Elevated blood pressure is when readings consistently range from 120-129 systolic and less than 80 mm Hg diastolic .Hypertension Stage 1 is when blood pressure consistently ranges from 130-139 systolic or 80-89 mm Hg diastolic. Hypertension Stage 2 is when blood pressure consistently ranges at 140/90 mm Hg or higher . If the blood pressure is higher than 180/120 mm Hg and experiencing signs of possible organ damage such as chest pain, shortness of breath, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision or difficulty speaking , this stage is Hypertensive crisis . Normal Blood pressure varies according to age. The tolerable difference between arm to arm is 10 mm Hg.
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