High Blood Pressure

Tests and evaluations to help diagnose and treat high blood pressure in people. Many people who have high blood pressure do not exhibit any signs or symptoms of the condition, even if it is extreme. If high blood pressure goes undetected and untreated for an extended period of time, the consequences can be severe. Prolonged high blood pressure could result in damage to the kidneys, blood vessels, heart, and other organs or parts of the body. The only way to diagnose high blood pressure is to have it tested. You may be required to schedule multiple appointments where your blood pressure will be checked two or three times in order to confirm that there is an issue. Your doctor may even recommend a 24-hour BP monitoring. If it has been determined that you have high blood pressure, your doctor might also recommend blood, urine, cholesterol and/or ECG (Electrocardiogram) tests to check for further signs of heart disease. You may also be asked to record your own blood pressure at work or home to help determine if treatment is working, or if it’s possible the condition is worsening.