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BP measurements arms vs. legs.


What should the difference be,or should there be any. I am treated for hypertension left arm 170/90 and left leg 210/115.

I also have Mitral stenosis and aortic insuffiency
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The leg due to larger arteries may have a higher pressure.  It is important to rule out a blockage to the arteries of the arm if this is of concern.  

YOu should have your blood pressure better controlled to reduce the consequences of mitral stenosis and aortic insufficiency.
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How do they check for blocked artery in the arm?
What are the consequenses on MS and AI?

PS. I used to have a cardiologist who worked at CC, Steve Teague.
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Artery blockages can be assessed by doppler studies of the flow in the vessel.  

MS will not cause this difference in pulse and pressure although AI may be associated with changes in BP in the extremities.

This should be evaluated by your cardiologist.
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