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  1. Home and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording | Condition Leaflet

    Home and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording, Blood pressure recording outside of the doctor's surgery is recommended in most people who are suspected of having high blood...

  2. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) | Condition Leaflet

    High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Some phrases and definitions Clinic/GP surgery blood pressure readings: these are readings taken by a doctor or nurse in a clinic or GP surgery...

  3. Diabetes and High Blood Pressure | Condition Leaflet

    Diabetes and High Blood Pressure, How is high blood pressure (hypertension) diagnosed? A one-off blood pressure reading which is high does not mean that...

  4. Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a non-invasive method of obtaining blood pressure readings over a 24-h...

  5. Medicines for High Blood Pressure | Condition Leaflet

    Medicines for High Blood Pressure, This leaflet is about medicines that are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). For more general information abo...

  6. Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure | Condition Leaflet

    Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure, What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure (hypertension) means that the pressure of the ...

  7. Pressure Ulcers | Condition Leaflet

    Pressure Ulcers, These include changing your position as much as possible and also using pressure-relieving devices. What is a pressure ulcer? A pressure ulcer...

  8. The Heart and Blood Vessels | Condition Leaflet

    The Heart and Blood Vessels, Dilation of blood vessels causes a decrease in blood pressure. However, blood vessels don't just control blood pressure by...

  9. Vomiting Blood (Haematemesis) | Condition Leaflet

    Vomiting Blood (Haematemesis), In cirrhosis, scarred liver tissue blocks blood flow through the liver. This causes an increase in pressure in the vein that takes blood...

  10. CA125 Blood Test | Condition Leaflet

    CA125 Blood Test, If you have further questions after reading this information you should speak to your GP. What is a CA125 blood test? CA125 is a protein that is foun...

  11. Venous Leg Ulcers | Condition Leaflet

    The ankle blood pressure reading is divided by the arm blood pressure reading to give a blood pressure ratio called the Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI).

  12. Pressure Ulcers | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Pressure Ulcers, Avoid positioning individuals directly on pressure ulcers or bony prominences. Pressure relief [ 6 ] Pressure-relieving equipment - eg, alternatin...

  13. Bupropion (Zyban®) | Condition Leaflet

    You should have a baseline blood pressure reading done before you start treatment and it should be monitored from time to time.

  14. Blood | Condition Leaflet

    Blood, This article gives a brief overview of blood, blood cells and how they work. What is blood? Blood is made up of liquid (plasma) and various di...

  15. Blood Transfusion Reactions | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Blood Transfusion Reactions, If the patient is dyspnoeic, obtain blood gases, CXR and central venous pressure (CVP) reading. Where TRALI is suspected, send anti-leukocyte an...

  16. Microvascular Angina (Cardiac Syndrome X) | Condition Leaflet

    They may also take a blood pressure reading. They may ask you to have a blood test to check your cholesterol level.

  17. Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) 2015-2016 | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Percentage of patients with coronary heart disease in whom the last blood pressure reading (measured in the preceding 12 months) is 150/90 mm Hg or less (thresholds 53-93%).

  18. You and Your Anaesthetic | Condition Leaflet

    If you know you have high blood pressure, it is a good idea to bring a list of any recent blood pressure readings. This is because blood pressure can rise in a hospital clin...

  19. Blood Cultures | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Blood Cultures, One example is to take blood from one antecubital fossa, 30 minutes later from the opposite antecubital fossa and the last one from a third site 30 minutes later. ...

  20. Jugular Venous Pressure | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Jugular Venous Pressure, Description Jugular venous pressure (JVP) provides an indirect measure of central venous pressure. The internal jugular vein connects to the ri...