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Want a more accurate blood pressure reading? Try lying down when it’s taken, new study suggests

Lying down while getting your blood pressure taken could result in a more accurate reading, according to new findings presented at the American Heart Association (AHA)’s Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2023 on Saturday in Boston

Researchers found that among people with high blood pressure, the readings more accurately predicted future stroke, heart issues and death when people were lying down compared to those who were sitting, according to a press release from the AHA.

These are preliminary findings and have not yet been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, the AHA noted.

“I do think this is a simple enough assessment that people could be empowered to check on their own, and people could use it in screening as well,” Vongpatanasin added.

Fox News Digital reached out to the lead study author for comment.

Melissa Rudy is health editor and a member of the lifestyle team at Fox News Digital. 

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