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What exactly is blood pressure and how does it relate to the measured numbers?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Arterial flow.

Blood pressure measures the flow of blood in your arteries.
Zero means no flow. The average BP is 120/80 indicating the peak and resting pressure in arteries. Normal pressure varies substantially but higher pressures increase risk of stroke and heart attack.

In brief: Arterial flow.

Blood pressure measures the flow of blood in your arteries.
Zero means no flow. The average BP is 120/80 indicating the peak and resting pressure in arteries. Normal pressure varies substantially but higher pressures increase risk of stroke and heart attack.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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