Blood pressure test

The Berkshire Heart Clinic, in Reading, Berkshire, is made up of a group of highly trained cardiologists practicing out of Dunedin Hospital in Reading.

We offer a consultant led rapid access clinic, ensuring that patients can have all the appropriate assessments and be seen in the quickest possible time – typically within 24 hours.

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's involved in having 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 we may take your blood pressure 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.

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Berkshire Heart Clinic

Cardiology, Reading, Berkshire
To make an appointment or enquiry about ECG monitoring at Dunedin Hospital Reading, then please contact one of our Cardiologists secretaries on the numbers below;

  • Dr Andrew Elkington - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr Charlie McKenna - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr William Orr - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr Nicos Spyrou - 0845 094 1999
  • Dr Jon Swinburn - 0845 094 1824

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