What does it mean if your blood pressure levels on the right and left arms are different?

Some side difference in blood pressure between the right and left arms is normal and not dangerous. Differences in the range of 10 to 20 mmHg of the upper blood pressure value and up to 15 mmHg of the lower value are not suspect.

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If the difference between the two arms lies above it, the cause of this great difference must be found out. An artery may be blocked in the shoulder arm area. As a result, the blood pressure in the affected arm would be lower. A vascular specialist should investigate this in any case and exclude serious causes.


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Comments (6)
different blood pressure values
6 Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 15:47
Mrs. Hamm
Hello ,
since I had a very strong headache (migraine) today, I measured the blood pressure on both arms, left = 135/80 pulse 57 and right = 175/92 pulse 54 ?? How can that be?
Combi preparations for hypertension
5 Sunday, 19 February 2017 14:27
For hypertension, I take a combination drug daily.
After 3-4 days, the values ​​drop below 120-60, I feel dizzy and I feel tired and weak.
What to do about it? From time to leave a receipt?
different blood pressure with a fixed pulse
4 Monday, January 30, 2017 at 15:19
Juergen B.
Good day,
also with me the pressures are different, since a few days the values ​​are also higher than usual, I have just left 165/110 and right 150/110, pulse 88 measured. What is still striking here, the pulse is so powerful in this time that I can actually count in peace, and he is visually recognizable by the wrist and neck. I owe that to my little sport at the time, as I'm handicapped with an Achilles tendon injury.
Do you think the situation is improving again at the beginning of my regular sport (Nordic Walking)? I do not feel like taking medication.
Many Thanks
different blood pressure values ​​on both arms
3 Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 09:32
Tonight I had pain in my heart in peace. When measuring the blood pressure was left 150/95, 82 pulse. It was 118/80 on the right arm, pulse 70. I also have a cold a little bit. Are these values ​​therefore questionable?
to Daddy
2 Friday, the 05th of February 2016 at 07:45 o'clock
Navigator Team
Hello Daddy,

the 150 is a bit high, the rest sounds okay, but remote diagnostics prohibit, we know neither you nor the circumstances. Please talk to your family doctor.

All the best and kind regards
Dr. J. anger
Blood pressure different
1 Thursday, 4 February 2016 at 23:13
Blood pressure left arm 150: 83: 64
Blood pressure right arm 131: 77: 64
Is there a cause for concern?