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Can I check my BP on same side as the pacemaker?

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Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2020
Question: can i take bp on same side as pacemaker?
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Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Yes, you can check your bp on the same side of the pacemaker, unless and until there were no major complications during pacemaker implantation or arterial thrombosis, which are rare, and I guess it didn't happen in you. So you can check it. Initially, just compare bp in both arms, and the difference between 10-15 mmHg is normal between two arms.

Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Sagar Makode (2 hours later)
i forgot to metdion.

i had a stoke 4 years ago that affects my left side.
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Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Still you can take it

Detailed Answer:
Still you may be able to take bp on left side, but just as I mentioned, compare once with other side, as it may be fallacious due to stroke. If there is no significant difference then you can continue to take it. All the best.
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Can I check my BP on same side as the pacemaker?

Brief Answer: Yes Detailed Answer: Hello, Yes, you can check your bp on the same side of the pacemaker, unless and until there were no major complications during pacemaker implantation or arterial thrombosis, which are rare, and I guess it didn't happen in you. So you can check it. Initially, just compare bp in both arms, and the difference between 10-15 mmHg is normal between two arms. Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.