Prognostic Significance of Between-Arm Blood Pressure Differences

@article{Agarwal2008PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic Significance of Between-Arm Blood Pressure Differences},
  author={R. Agarwal and Z. Bunaye and Dagim M Bekele},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={51},
  pages={657-662}
}
Blood pressure (BP) recordings often differ between arms, but the extent to which these differences are reproducible and whether the differences have prognostic importance is unknown. We enrolled 421 consecutive patients from a medicine and a renal clinic at a veterans’ hospital. Three BP recordings were obtained in each arm using an oscillometric device in a sequential manner and repeated in 1 week. Patients were followed for all-cause mortality ≤7 years. The right arm had 5.1-mm Hg higher… Expand
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