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What is the difference between venous blood pressure and arterial blood pressure

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
See Below: Venous blood pressure is in the venous system and usually should not exceed 5-8 mmhg. The venous system takes de-oxygneated blood back to the heart. ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Arteries and veins: Arteries are thick walled, smaller, high pressure conduits that bring oxygenated blood from the heart to the periphery. Veins are thin walled, low pre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not exactly: Capillaries are situated between the arteries and veins and capillary blood does have characteristics half between the arterial and venous blood. For ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience Pediatrics
Difficult delivery: These tests are used to help predict how difficult the delivery was for the baby. Any difficult delivery will often have cord gases taken; if baby is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Whay you measure: When you take your BP either at home or in one of those automated pharmacy units it is measuring the systolic ( heart contracting and arteries) as wel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
PAP: The resistance to flow of blood is much lower in the lung than in the systemic circulation, this is why the pa pressure is normally lower than systemi ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Invasive: Invasive more accurate
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pressure/volume: Low pressures are usually associated with low pulse volumes
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
The non-red blood: in the cord I forget which one has the oxygen, but that has the good air and not the bad air. I'm pretty sure it works reasonably with arterial going ... Read More
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Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jiva answered
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Leg swelling: Is it painful? Is it discolored? It could be a ruptured baker's cyst which is a bursa sac rupture. If it is pain free, it could be soft tissue swellin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Mearsurment: THe sampling of blood from an artery gives the tester a clue as to how much oxygen your cells are carrying, the level of Co2 to see if respiration and ... Read More

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