Simply measuring inter-arm systolic blood pressures (SBPs) can help you assess a patient’s risk of vascular disease or death

Most doctors know that identifying and treating patients with vascular disease can be difficult. A recent meta-analysis found that measuring inter-arm blood pressures can help you determine which patients are at greater risk for vascular disease or death.

Patients with a large inter-arm SBP difference need a vascular assessment, because they may develop more complex vascular disease. Those with inter-arm SBP differences of ≥10 mmHg are at greater...

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