This step-by-step instructional video will demonstrate the proper way to measure and record the blood pressure, which is one component of measuring a patient…
Question by shih rips: What position is blood pressure normally the highest and lowest?
If a person was sitting, reclining, or standing, which position would cause the blood pressure to be highest and lowest?
Also, if there was an increase in blood viscosity, cardiac ouput, and diameter of the arterioles would this constitute to an increase in blood pressure as well?
Answer by bmac
“Doctors generally agree that systolic readings of 120 to 140 and diastolic readings of 70 to 90 are normal. Slightly higher readings—140 to 159 and 90 to 94—are considered mild high blood pressure (mild hypertension). Readings from 160 to 179 and 94 to 114 signal moderate hypertension. Anything above these limits is considered a serious problem.”
This explains blood viscosity:
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