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are you an expert knowing what the common symptom is to call 999 for a casualty with low blood pressure

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure is generally considered to be a systolic reading of under 100, but many young healthy people run close to that and are fine. An emergency situation is a drop to that level in a person whose usual BP is usually higher than that and has accompanying symptoms of faintness, weakness, clamminess, blurred vision or confusion.

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