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 Dr. George Jacob
Heart Infocenter

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Tips for Having Your Blood Pressure Taken

  • Don't drink coffee or smoke cigarettes 30 minutes before having your blood pressure measured.

  • Before the test, sit for five minutes with your back supported and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arm on a table at the level of your heart.

  • Wear short sleeves so your arm is exposed.

  • Go to the bathroom prior to the reading. A full bladder can change your blood pressure reading.

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