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Dr Malik – BBC World – Lancet Study says we should take blood pressure in both arms

Iqbal rushed down to the BBC on Monday to comment on a study recently published in the Lancet Medical Journal. The Study, by a group of GP’s, is a meta analysis (review of existing data) looking at the differences in blood pressure between the different arms. They cam to the conclusion that there is a significant difference in blood pressure between the left and right arm and this difference could be due to hardening of the arteries which is in turn a risk factor for heart disease. Check out the video to see how Iqbal thinks this might affect clinical practice.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2961710-8/fulltext

Posted on 02 February 2012
Author: LCC
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