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Taking and recording Blood Pressure and Pulse

Definition & Units of Blood Pressure

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Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries as it is pumped around the body by the heart. It is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) and consists of systolic and diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure is the pressure exerted on the arterial walls when the heart beats and pumps blood out of the […]