Different diagnostic methods are which used to detect
Patients medical history: During a formal chat
with the patient, the doctor seeks information about the medical history
of the patient's parents or relatives, as well as lifestyle habits,
diet, exercise and stress.
Physical Examination: Blood pressure is measured with
the help of a Sphygmomanometer (Blood Pressure Cuff) by
wrapping an inflatable cuff around the patients arm.
Echocardiogram: This painless and harmless non-invasive
test uses sound waves to visualize the structure and functioning of
Electrocardiogram (EKG): This test is used to detect
the electrical activity of the heart and is used to detect and record
heart related problems associated with HBP. Doppler studies can also
be used to detect abnormalities in heart relaxation (diastolic dysfunction).
Chest X-Ray: A chest x-ray can rule out (or in) the
possibility of an enlarged of heart.
Urine Analysis: Presence of blood cells and albumin
in urine indicate a damaged kidney.
Blood Test: Cholesterol and blood sugar levels. (1)
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