Different blood pressure readings right/left arm

Avena

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My blood pressure readings are quite different on my right vs left side recently. Measured 1 min apart:
Right: 176/149
Left: 128/105

I have recent blood tests: my cholesterol is normal.

Will discuss it with my doc in a few weeks. But until then... Any thoughts? Could this be due to endothelial dysfunction?
 

Hip

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How many times did you measure your blood pressure on each arm?

It's quite common to get spurious readings, if the cuff is not placed properly. So taking several readings is a good idea, then you should see the trend, and will be able to notice any spurious readings that are completely off.

Cuff placement is important, so you might like to consult the manual to see exactly how the cuff should be placed. Usually there is an arrow on the cuff which is supposed to line up with the center of your forearm.