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What if my doctor says I have high blood pressure?

If your test results indicate that you have high blood pressure, your doctor will want to do the following:

To gather data, your doctor will use the following information:

  • your symptoms
  • your personal medical history, including your risk factors for heart disease
  • your family's medical history
  • a physical exam
  • laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures including blood and urine samples as well as an electrocardiogram, called an ECG for short