Blood Pressure : Electrocardiogram (ECG) and high blood pressure

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ECG (electrocardiogram) and high blood pressure

ECG (electrocardiogram) and high blood pressure




An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test which measures the electrical activity
of your heart to show whether or not it is working normally.

An ECG records the heart’s rhythm and activity on a moving strip of paper
or a line on a screen. Your doctor can read and interpret the peaks and
dips on paper or screen to see if there is any abnormal or unusual
activity.




-What can an ECG (electrocardiogram) show?-

An electrocardiogram can be a useful way to find out whether your high
blood pressure has caused any damage to your heart or blood vessels.
Because of this, you may be asked to have an ECG when you are first
diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Some of the things an ECG reading


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