Dr. Oz: Taking Blood Pressure in Both Arms
Dr. Oz talked about whether our doctors are doing the right things to keep us safe from heart disease. Dr. Oz polled his audience to find out what their doctors are doing. The first question was whether their doctor took blood pressure in both arms. Only 16 percent said yes.
Linda in the audience said her doctor didn’t do this. Dr. Oz said there’s a benefit to doing this because it helps you know whether there’s a blockage between your arms. If there’s a blockage between your arms, there could be a blockage elsewhere. It also helps give more information about your blood pressure in general.