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Question about Mild Stroke
SEarly0351 posted:
I'm staying with my mother who had a mild stroke 2 weeks ago. I take her blood pressure every morning per the ER Doctor's request.

Interestingly enough, for the past 3 days, I cannot get a blood pressure reading on her left arm. I have checked the blood pressure device on my sister, myself and my mother's right arm and it registers every time.

Is this normal?
Debtn responded:
Did the shoulder sublux? My mom is the same way. She neglects the left side, so we always check the right arm for BP etc. If I push her arm back up into the socket, we can check the left side too. Her left hand stays cold alot, like no blood is going to it. Was told by PT, ROM should be maintained so it will be easy to dress her.

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