Blood Pressure Apparatus

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Alternative Names

Diastolic blood pressure; Systolic blood pressure


What the risks are

There are no significant risks associated with checking blood pressure.

If you have vascular access (shunt) for kidney dialysis on your arm, you should not have your blood pressure checked in that arm.


Special considerations

Repeated measurements are important. A single high measurement does not necessarily mean you have high blood pressure. On the other hand, a single normal measurement does not necessarily mean...

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