Blood pressure monitor

Hello
Because of my blood pressure being totally irregular, one minute normal then the next minute out of control, i have not been fitted with a 24 hour blood pressure monitor. Before this was put on i was asked what side is my pacemaker in. The nurse has put it on the opposite side. Any reason why this should be? I should of asked really.
On the opposite side there is the old lead still insitu from my old pm.
Regards Fluzy Suzy


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BP monitor side

by ElectricFrank - 2008-08-18 11:08:15

There isn't any reason I am aware of for measuring BP on the side of or opposite the pacemaker. Probably something the nurse was told at some time. None of the leads go down the arm so that isn't a factor.

frank

BP monitoring side

by Fluzy Suzy - 2008-08-19 05:08:10

Thanks Pete for your comment about having a BP monitor on as to what arm to use for this procedure.
This information has answered my question. Once again thank you

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