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What's the effect of taking blood pressure on both arms at once?

In hospital today, while I was taking a patient's blood pressure, another student asked if she could take her pressure on the other arm to practice. The patient didn't mind, but I thought it might be dangerous. Is this dangerous? What would happen if we pumped the cuff on both arms at the same time? Also, would this give an incorrect reading?  
Mohammed Pervez
over 8 years ago
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Can an increase in sodium activate RAAS?

If I understand correctly: RAAS is partly activated by a decrease in blood pressure. Sodium intake increases blood pressure. I would therefore think that an increase in sodium (such as from eating a bag of crisps) would not activate RAAS. However, I'm getting conflicting information in my pathophysiology notes. Anyone got any definitive thoughts?  
Rachel Simton
over 8 years ago
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Hypertension in pregnancy & Pre-eclampsia

A comprehensive summary on the effects of elevated blood pressure during pregnancy and pre-eclampsia.  
Hannah Oliver
over 8 years ago