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Blood Pressure Monitoring

Have a closer look at your heart’s pulse

Only by measuring your blood pressure can you determine if you have high blood pressure. Many people are unaware they have high blood pressure because there are no warning signs or symptoms.

What you need to know before a Blood Pressure Monitoring

  • You shouldn’t eat nor drink 30 minutes prior to your blood pressure test.

  • Sit comfortably 5 minutes before.

  • Place both feet flat on the ground and keep your legs uncrossed.

  • Maintain a straight position while sitting down.

  • Avoid speaking during your test.

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How does it work?

  • This is a very routine test, it’s very fast and painless. This is how it works:

  • First, one of our specialists will wrap an inflatable cuff around your arm. 

  • This cuff will inflate and gently tighten your arm. 

  • With the help of a gauge, we will measure the pressure in your blood vessels.

  • Then the air will be let out off the cuff while our specialists are listening to your pulse with a stethoscope and monitoring the gauge.

  • Am I eligible for Stress Testing?
    We recommend this kind of test if you have had at least one of these: Shortness of breath Diabetes Chest pain Symptoms of limited blood flow to your heart A recent heart attack A recent heart procedure Feeling faint or fluttering heartbeat during exercise Symptoms of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Is it a painful test?
    This is an absolutely painless procedure. There is, however, exercise involved, this is why you may slightly sweat.
  • How long does it take?
    Including prep time and actual exercise testing, a Stress Test usually takes about an hour. Exercise testing takes about 15 minutes, where you'll walk on a treadmill or pedal a stationary bicycle.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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