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Blood pressure test

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

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 Private blood pressure test

Dr Punit Ramrakha

Consultant Cardiologist

MA (Cambridge) BMBCh (Oxford) MRCP (UK) PhD (London) FRCP

BMI The Chiltern Hospital 1 more BMI The Shelburne Hospital

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Dr Douglas Fraser

Consultant Cardiologist

BA(Hons), MB B Ch, MRCP (UK), DM, FRCP (London)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Dr Nikolaos Papamichail

Consultant Cardiologist

MD, PhD, FESC

BMI The London Independent Hospital 1 more BMI The Blackheath Hospital

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Dr Jane Woyka

Private GP

MA, MB, BCHir, MRCGP, DFSRH

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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