The measurement of the pressure of the blood within the arteries.
A blood pressure test is a routine part of most doctor appointments. Blood pressure screening is an important part of your general health. Find out when you should have a blood pressure test.
1. People age 18 and older with normal blood pressure and no heart disease risk factors should have a blood pressure test at least once every two to five years.
2. People age 40 and older — or younger with an increased risk of high blood pressure — should have a blood pressure test every year.