A 39-year-old member asked:
what is blood pressure a measure of?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Louis Grenzer answered
55 years experience Cardiology
See below: It is the pressure within your arteries when the heart contracts (systolic) and when it relaxes (diastolic).
Answered on Mar 23, 2014
Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered
51 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 pumping blood into the vascular tree. Changes in any of these parameters can change the blood pressure, so BP measures multiple components.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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