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Big arm-to-arm difference in blood pressure linked to higher heart attack risk

Posted March 05, 2014, 3:28 pm, Updated November 13, 2015, 3:32 pm Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter The next time you have your blood pressure checked, ask your health care to check it in both arms, rather than just in one. Why? A big difference between the two readings can give you an early warning about increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests. …

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