Why Choose Florida Hospital?
As the heart pumps, blood flows through the body’s vessels (arteries and veins). The force with which it flows is blood pressure. This force is measured by a blood pressure monitor during a blood pressure screening, also called a blood pressure check. A direct cause of both stroke and heart attack is hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypotension (or low blood pressure) can also cause a heart attack and other conditions. Monitoring and controlling blood pressure is vital to your health. Talk to a physician at Florida Hospital to learn what your “normal” blood pressure range is.