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

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

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. Arterial blood pressure is in the arteries, ie taking oxygen to the body, and is usually more than 70 mmhg for the diastolic and 130mmhg for the systolic. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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When would you look at cord venous blood gas levels and arterial blood gas levels?

When would you look at cord venous blood gas levels and arterial blood gas levels?

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 showing signs of distress, then an arterial blood gas from baby may be taken as well. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an arterial blood pressure in medical terms?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an arterial blood pressure in medical terms?

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 well as diastolic in the arterial system not in your veins but your arteries. The vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body ...Read more

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Please explain why is pulmonary arterial blood pressure less than systemic arterial blood pressure?

Please explain why is pulmonary arterial blood pressure less than systemic arterial blood pressure?

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 systemic pressure, the blood flow in both circuits is normally the same and pressure equals flow times resistance. ...Read more

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What is more accurate. Arterial blood pressure invasive through the artery or a stethoscope?

What is more accurate. Arterial blood pressure invasive through the artery or a stethoscope?

Depends on situation: normally the Sphygmomanometer is used to take a blood pressure, which may or may not use a stethoscope. It is accurate, as long as there is no blockage and there is no condition to cause the arteries to narrow. Arterial monitoring using a catheter is certainly more accurate, but also subject to the same limitations of artifact, but is used in conditions with critically ill patients. ...Read more

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Which has higher co2, cord arterial blood gas or venous?

Which has higher co2, cord arterial blood gas or venous?

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 IN with oxygen and nutrients and coming back out with wastes and CO2. ...Read more

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Arterial blood gas, what is this?

Arterial blood gas, what is this?

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 acid base balance is in check. ABG is often performed during asthma to see the pulmonary status and whn one is on a ventilatr to breathe. It can ensure the ventilator is producing enough ventialtion ...Read more

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What ia an ?Arterial blood gas exam?

What ia an ?Arterial blood gas exam?

Blood oxygen test.: An abg is a test that measures the oxygen tension, carbon dioxide, and acidity (ph) of blood taken from an artery. It is used to determine how well the blood is being oxygenated and how well gas exchange is occuring. This information is vital when caring for patients with critical illness or respiratory disease. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more