Source: British Heart Foundation
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Date of publication: January 2012
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: A meta-analysis published in the Lancet has shown that a difference in systolic blood pressure of 15mm Hg between the left and the right arm indicated an increased risk of peripheral vascular disease. More research is needed to assess whether measuring blood pressure on both arms to assess vascular disease risk should become standard practice.
Length of publication: 1 webpage
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Acknowledgement: The Lancet