|To your good health: Ok to use either arm to check blood pressue|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you explain the proper method for taking blood pressure? One instruction I read says to use the left arm. However, another shows the health-care worker taking blood pressure in the left arm and patients using automatic cuffs on the right arm. The right subclavian artery comes off the ascending aorta closer to the heart than the left subclavian artery, which suggests that the logical method would be to use the right arm.
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