Postural hypotension

Medicine

A Short Summary on Blood Pressure

Definition: Lateral pressure exerted by the flowing blood on the wall of the vessels Blood Pressure Measurement: A) Methods: Direct: Cardiac catheter Indirect: Sphygmomanometer Factors influencing BP measurement: Increase BP: Caffeine, Tobacco smoking,¬†Exercise,¬†Emotional responses, Medications Decrease: Changes in posture, Medications B) Sphygmomanometer parts: Aneroid barometer or Mercury manometer Riva-rocci cuff: width must be atleast 40% […]

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