Ask the Doctors October 2004 Issue

Ask the Doctors: 10/04

Is there any way you can tell whether youíre having a heart attack by measuring your own blood pressure, or taking your temperature?

Itís a good idea to have a digital thermometer in every house to measure body temperature. Itís also a good idea for people with hypertension to have a monitoring device at home so they can track blood pressures over time. But neither device would be particularly useful in self-diagnosing a heart attack. TheÖ

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