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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Force needed: Blood pressure is the amount of force generated to propel the blood down the vessels to the point they reach their destination.It is usually reported ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number i ... Read More

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
See below: It is the pressure within your arteries when the heart contracts (systolic) and when it relaxes (diastolic).
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Blood pressure is produced by the interrelationships of the vascular resistance, the blood volume and the mechanical force of contraction of the heart ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Read this: http://www.Webmd.Com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/diastolic-and-systolic-blood-pressure-know-your-numbers.
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Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Vital sign!: It is the pressure exerted by circulating blood on the arteries.Duringe each heart beat during systoly is systolic BP and during diastole is the dias ... Read More
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Needle in artery!: In a hospital/icu setting, the best readings are obtained with a catheter inserted directly into an artery. It's the best because the reading comes d ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
MmHg: The height of a column of mercury measured in millimeters. The instrument used is a sphygmomanometer commonly called a blood pressure cuff.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: 100-135/60-85 mmhg.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Typically goes up: During the acute phase of a stroke, blood pressure will increase in response to the brain issues, but over the next several days may stabilize back to ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Banitt
31 years experience Cardiology
Blood Pressure: The heart pumps blood through the arteries of the body to the muscles and various organs. Blood pressure refers to the pressure inside the arteries ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Blood pressure: Is related to age, it is a little higher as we get older, but generally for a mature adult we like to see it less than 140/90 in a resting state. BP i ... Read More
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