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    Home and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording Conditions

    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...

    High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Conditions

    High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Clinic/GP surgery blood pressure readings These are readings taken by a doctor or nurse in a clinic or a GP surgery, using a standard blood...

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    Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Conditions

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

    Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Professional

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

    Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure Conditions

    Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure, What is high blood pressure? If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), the pressure of the ...

    Pressure Ulcers Conditions

    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...

    Venous Leg Ulcers Conditions

    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).

    The Heart and Blood Vessels Conditions

    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...

    Vomiting Blood (Haematemesis) Conditions

    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...

    CA125 Blood Test Conditions

    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 fo...

    Arterial Blood Gases Conditions

    Arterial Blood Gases, After the sample is taken, firm pressure is applied to the site for a minimum of two minutes (longer if the patient is on any blood-thinning medication).  ...

    Pressure Ulcers Professional

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

    Bupropion (Zyban®) Conditions

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

    Blood Conditions

    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...

    Blood Transfusion Reactions Professional

    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...

    Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) 2015-2016 Professional

    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%).

    Anaesthetics Conditions

    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...

    Tests for Blood Sugar (Glucose) and HbA1c Conditions

    Tests for Blood Sugar (Glucose) and HbA1c, Therefore, if your urine contains any glucose, you should have a blood test to measure the blood level of glucose to confirm, or rule out, ...

    Blood Cultures Professional

    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. ...

    Jugular Venous Pressure Professional

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

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