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What is blood pressure a measure of?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: See below
It is the pressure within your arteries when the heart contracts (systolic) and when it relaxes (diastolic).

In brief: See below
It is the pressure within your arteries when the heart contracts (systolic) and when it relaxes (diastolic).
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Thank
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