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If you're diagnosed with high blood pressure, what tests might your doctor recommend?

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If you're diagnosed with high blood pressure, your doctor may recommend other tests, such as:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG). This is a test that measures the electrical activity, rate, and rhythm of your heartbeat
  • Echocardiogram. This is a test that uses ultrasound waves to make pictures of the heart's valves and chambers.

SOURCE: American Heart Association. American Medical Association. 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 21, 2017

SOURCE: American Heart Association. American Medical Association. 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 21, 2017

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