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Blood Pressure Testing
Blood Pressure Testing in Aberdeen, NJ
Blood pressure testing is quick and painless, taking place at the start of most visits as your vitals are being taken. Your blood pressure is a measure of the force of your blood against the artery walls as your heart beats. Two readings are taken: systolic, or the pressure of flowing blood while your heart contracts, and diastolic, the pressure between heartbeats.
How is Blood Pressure Measured?
Blood pressure checks are a standard part of most urgent care visits, and a critical part of making sure you are not at risk for cardiac health complications during or after your visit. A cuff is placed around your arm and inflated until your circulation is cut off, then slowly deflated as your doctor listens to your pulse using a stethoscope against your pressure point. Blood pressure can be used to check for the following:
High blood pressure
If an issue is detected, we will be able to perform lab testing and X-Rays using our on-site facilities. For further treatment, we will be able to refer you to your primary care physician or a specialist for a full workup.
Blood Pressure Screenings in Aberdeen & Matawan, NJ
If you are experiencing an acute illness or injury and require treatment or suspect something is not quite right, visit AFC Urgent Care Aberdeen! Our center is open seven days a week, and Walk-In Patients are always welcome. Most major insurance plans are accepted. For questions please call (732) 583-5100.
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.