Pulse rates

Had a dermatological procedure today and my pulse was monitored throughout as I have SVT and had local anaesthetic. Dermatologist said radial artery pulsation was v strong in right wrist and v weak in left. He recommended consulting GP but it's impossible to get an appointment here. I left a message with cardiologist's secretary but have had no response. Should I be worried?

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  • I expect it's been like that for a long time. You should have your blood pressure checked in each arm to see if there is a significant difference. You can buy a bp machine to do this if you can't access one.

    There is no urgency to get an appointment with your GP, a couple of weeks wait should be fine, but you should be seen.

  • Thank you for that information. I've spoken to my cardiologist's secretary and she's passing it on to cardiologist, but you have relieved my worries in the meantime.

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