BP Monitor

Electrocardiogram Test For Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a force applied to the walls of artery as the heart pumps the blood through the body. Blood pressure keep changing according the environment, age, diet, heart condition, emotions, activity, medications and the like. Mainly, there are two types of blood pressure conditions- Hypertension and Hypotension. Both types of blood pressure are lethal for your health. They can cause a lot of complications or hazardous health problems with them.

Therefore, it becomes very necessary to monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis. There are many ways or tests to monitor blood pressure. Sphygmomanometer is one of the most commonly used devices to measure blood pressure. It basically comprises of a arm cuff, stethoscope, dial, pump and valve. Systolic and diastolic are the two measurement of the blood pressure. The first number of the measurements of the blood pressure is systolic and the second number is diastolic.

An electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG) is one of the tests, that is very essential to monitor blood pressure. Electrocardiogram test for blood pressure is one of the finest tests for heart available today. It is very useful in determining if the heart is beating at its normal pace. It works by recording the electrical activity of the heart. It is chiefly used to measure the regularity and rates of heartbeats. In this very test you have to lie down and electrodes are attached to each arm and leg and to your chest. And this very electrode is also attached to the machine that converts the electrical activity into line tracings on paper.

If the blood flow is very poor, the line tracings one paper would show abnormalities. If the heart rate is between 50 to 100 beats per minute and rhythm is even and consistent then it is said to be normal otherwise abnormal. The abnormal results can cause many problems which include:

1) Enlargement of the heart
2) Myocardial (cardiac muscle) defect
3) Congenital defects
4) Heart valve disease
5) Tachycardia
6) Arrhythmias

Henceforth, it is recommended to keep checking your blood pressure, so that you can not develop any sort of complications in future.