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how is blood pressure measured by a doctor or nurse?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood pressure cuff: A BP cuff (sphingomanometer) is used over the arm to measure the pressure at which the vessels in your arm collapse with absolutely no blood flowing through them and the lowest pressure at which the lowest flow sounds are heard. These correspond to systolic and diastolic blood pressures.
Answered on Dec 9, 2014
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Sphigmomanometer: Read this wiki for information on the technique: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/sphygmomanometer.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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