Heart Disease Community
What causes significant differences in blood pressure in each arm?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

What causes significant differences in blood pressure in each arm?

I have a 16 year old son who was born with aoritc valve stenosis and now has blood pressures ranging around 150's over 50's in left arm and 120's over 50's in right arm. He has been taking lisinopril for 3 months to lower bp as it is causing left ventricular hypertrophy. The leaky valve is causing aortic insufficiency also. Had balloon catheterization at birth to open valve, surgery to repair hole caused by cath and cardiac arrest lasting 40-45 minutes with many complications. Also has a tear on the inside of ascending aorta from cath wire. I don't understand the difference in systolic bp in each arm.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
212161_tn?1391090750
oh am so sorry your going through this with your son i know it breaks your heart, and for him to e so young . i would be asking his cardio dr this , i know my husband had two different bp in arms and it was not good news so pl;z have him checked and i will say a prayer for ya.
Blank
690060_tn?1247845341
> I don't understand the difference in systolic bp in each arm.

imagine a hose coming out of a spigot. The hose branches in a Y into two hoses. If one of those two hoses has an obstruction in it, then the pressure coming out of it will be less than from the other, unobstructed hose.

The obstruction can be congenital, or from an atherosclerosis.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
3 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
The Big Fat Surprise
19 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on New GMO
Aug 28
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank