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Does pulse rate increase as BP increases?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not necessarily

Pulse and BP are somewhat independent.
Many things that raise your pulse also raise bp, but that is not always true and the opposite is also true. For example very low BP due to shock is accompanied by very high pulse rate and very high pulse rate is often associated with lack of forward flow and very low bp.

In brief: Not necessarily

Pulse and BP are somewhat independent.
Many things that raise your pulse also raise bp, but that is not always true and the opposite is also true. For example very low BP due to shock is accompanied by very high pulse rate and very high pulse rate is often associated with lack of forward flow and very low bp.
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