Diagnosis of Hypertension
Hypertension is often diagnosed during a routine visit to your doctor. Blood pressure is measured using a cuff around your arm and a device called a sphygmomanometer. Your doctor may ask you to sit quietly for 5 minutes before checking your blood pressure.
|Placement of Blood Pressure Cuff|
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