Arterial plethysmography

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This test measures the systolic blood pressure (maximum pressure exerted when the heart contracts) of a leg compared to the arm. The test is usually performed to rule out blockages in the arms or legs (usually legs).

Also check Plethysmography.

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Last revised: December 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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