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Blood pressure test

Blood pressure is usually measured while you are seated with your arm resting on a table.

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What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure inside your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. Blood pressure changes continually depending on activity, temperature, diet, emotional state, posture, physical state, and medication use, however when resting a healthy person's blood pressure usually falls within a certain range. High or low blood pressure can both be dangerous, and can be caused by a variety of conditions from infections to coronary heart disease.

What happens during a blood pressure test?

Blood pressure is usually measured while you are seated with your arm resting on a table. A soft cuff is inflated around your arm as the nurse, doctor, or electronic sensor listens to your pulse.

If you are having a heart health assessment your blood pressure will be taken during your assessment or you may be given a 24 hour blood pressure monitor. This records the changes in your blood pressure by measuring it at intervals over a period of time.

Specialists offering Blood pressure test

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Dr Timothy Gray

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

MA MB BChir FRCP

The Highfield Hospital 1 more The Alexandra Hospital

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Dr David MacDougall

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRCP (Ed)

Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Dr Navtej Chahal

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc, MBBS, PhD

The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more The Princess Margaret Hospital

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Dr Edward Langford

Consultant Cardiologist

MA MD MRCP

Chelsfield Park Hospital 1 more The Sloane Hospital

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Dr Brian O'Rourke

Consultant Cardiologist

MB ChB, FRCP (London)

Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Dr Rushd Jibran

Consultant Cardiologist

MBBS, FCPS, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Glas), FRCP (Edin)

Kings Park Hospital 2 more Ross Hall Hospital Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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