Since a little while I notice that my blood pressure reading on left arm is way higher than on the right arm (I'm right handedness).
I always feel my pulse very strong and loud on my left side (take it on my wrist but also the big vein on my neck) but not on my right side and I have also left side chest pain often but all the time at rest and never if I do something physically. I had a mibi scan recently (nuclear stress test cause I can't walk on a treadmill because I'm physically to weak) but didn't receive my results yet, almost 1 1/2 months later and still waiting. I guess if I had something wrong with my heart, the cardiologist will have call already?
Im on a beta blocker med call metoprolol (regular not slow release) and take 75 mg day divided in 3 doses of 25 mg. it help sometimes to lower my heart rate who is the reason why my cardiologist RX it in the first place but I feel like crap on that med (and all the other beta blockers I tried so far).
I have exercise intolerance, severe anxiety and have intestinal problems so can't eat normally (survive on liquid supplement). I'm not underweight but not overweight too, my weight is 170 pounds and my height is 6 feet tail. Last blood tests was ok (complete fasting blood tests for all the vitamims, minerals, lipid profile (low LDH and triglyceride but also very low good cholesterol HDL level), also no anemia, high vitamin B12 and high folic acid, mid range vitamin D, calcium and potassium are normal, Very low HS Protein C reactive and very low APO-B but also very low APO-A (who is a bad thing).
Anyway, usually, my blood pressure on the lest arm at rest is on an average of 115/75 and pulse rate of 65 sit and 90-130 just standing (suspect dysautonomia but no test for that diagnosis where I live). On the right arm, my average blood pressure will be around 105/60 and the pulse rate is the same as the left side.
So the difference between the left and right arm systolic is around 10 and for the diastolic is about 15... I'm a lot worried about it and my last echo show nothing wrong with my valves or ejection fraction BUT no cardiologist took my blood pressure on both arm, seem like it's not very important for the cardiologists where I live...
Should I stop worried about the big difference between each arm for the blood pressure? Should I ask for more tests? And what about the big difference for the diastolic number on each arm? Seem like the beta blocker only reduce my systolic blood pressure but will not touch at all the diastolic. Sometimes I will have weird reading of 100/80 on the right arm and the difference of 20 who is call the pulse pressure is very low.
Any kind of help will be appreciate.