Sphygmocor test


A test to obtain important cardiovascular data that cannot be obtained from traditional blood pressure measurements

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What is pulse pressure monitoring?

This is a test for measuring blood pressure and arterial stiffness, which is an indicator of heart disease and vascular disease.

It detects any elevated risk for sudden cardiovascular events such as a heart attack or stroke. The test can help to identify whether you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

Need to know

You will be asked to lie down and unbutton or take off your shirt. Your physiologist will then place several electrodes on to your chest. Your heart rate and rhythm will be recorded by electrocardiogram (ECG). Three measurements will be recorded via a simple probe applied to your wrist, neck and the top of your leg.
Wear a loose fitting shirt that gives your physiologist easy assess to your chest for attaching the electrodes. A button-up shirt is ideal. Your cardiologist will let you know if there is anything else that you can do to prepare.
There are no side-effects or recovery time associated with this test. Once it has been completed you will be able to leave immediately. You will need to have a follow-up appointment with your cardiologist to discuss your results.

Our Sphygmocor test locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W 8RH London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.