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Can you explain to me why blood pressure and heart rate differ when measured in a reclining position and in a standing?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Position

When one is standing blood return from the legs is decreased and this causes increased heart rate and changes in peripheral resistance.
Supine there is good return of blood to the heart and blood pressure will increase and heart rate usually be a bit lower because of the better stroke volume from better venous return.

In brief: Position

When one is standing blood return from the legs is decreased and this causes increased heart rate and changes in peripheral resistance.
Supine there is good return of blood to the heart and blood pressure will increase and heart rate usually be a bit lower because of the better stroke volume from better venous return.
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