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Blood Pressure

Introduction When the heart beats, it pumps blood round the body to give it the energy and oxygen it needs. As the blood moves, it pushes against the sides of the blood vessels. The strength of this pushing is your blood pressure. If the blood pressure is too high, it puts extra strain on your arteries (and your heart) and this may lead to heart attacks and strokes. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) is not usually something that you feel or notice. It does not tend to produce obvious signs...

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Blood Pressure

account of blood pressure testing during a clinical simulative skill session The clinical skill that I have decided to reflect on in this essay is the manual blood pressure test that I have performed on one of my colleague during a simulative clinical skills session. The aim of this essay is to reflect on this experience, so as to learn from it, identify areas of concern and increase competence in this skill accordingly. To start the essay it is the custom to at least give a definition of blood pressure...

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MANUAL BLOOD PRESSURE ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUE 2 Abstract: Taking a blood pressure reading is very important in the medical field. It is a way to detect cardiovascular health and treatment effectiveness. Blood pressure readings are one of the most popular tests being done in the healthcare setting. Recording a blood pressure consists of a number of steps, which were recently revised by the American Heart Association in the past few years. Because of the endless amount of misled readings and...

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Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure – Making a formal inference We often talk about a person’s “blood pressure” as though it is an inherent characteristic of that person. In fact, a person’s blood pressure is different each time you measure it. Blood pressure reacts to stress, diet and genetics. Gender | BP | BP1 | BP2 | BP3 | BP5 | BP7 | BP10 | BP15 | diet | female | 101 | 101 | 101 | 101 | 101 | 101 | 101 | 101 | LowFat | female | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | 103.3 | LowFat | male...

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Taking Blood Pressure

Taking Blood Pressure How does someone know if they are healthy or not? Do they check their temperature, consistently check their weight, or do they calculate their body mass index? These are a few ways to keep track of one’s health. Another important way someone can ensure a healthy lifestyle is to check their blood pressure. The process of checking someone’s blood pressure can be confusing, but it can determine whether or not they are at risk for health problems and if they need to keep track...

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blood pressure lab report

 Blood Pressure and Pulse Determination National University Bio 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab Report Activity 33A Dr. Alpa Gautam March 6, 2012 Abstract The purpose of the paper is to inform and conduct a laboratory report on human blood pressure and pulse determination. Systolic (contraction) and diastolic (relaxation) pressures refer to the ventricular contraction and relaxation. With knowing the two pressures, one can distinguish if he/she...

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Hypertension: Blood Pressure and Br

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A normal blood pressure is 120/80. A blood pressure reading higher or equal to 140/90 is considered abnormally high. Elevated blood pressure means your heart is working harder than normal, putting both your heart and arteries under great strain. High blood pressure is serious business. On average, people with uncontrolled hypertension are:<br><li>Seven times more likely to have a stroke. <br><li>Six times more likely to develop congestive...

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The Effect of Exercise on Blood Pressure

Exercise on Blood Pressure Katie Law-Balding June 28, 2010 Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to see what effect 30 seconds of physical activity would have on a subject’s blood pressure. In this case, physical activity is defined as stair running at a moderate pace for 30 seconds. Standing blood pressure was measured before and after physical activity for comparison purposes. Three trials were completed and initial blood pressure was 94/75 mmHg, 125/92 mmHg, and 106/92 mmHg. Blood pressure...

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Determinants of High Blood Pressure

of High Blood Pressure (Rough Draft) Carla Woodall Grand Canyon-HCA-515-0101 April 29, 2013 Introduction This paper implements the indicators and determinants of high blood pressure in men. Many studies have measure the effect of Hypertension among men of different ethnical and socio-economic backgrounds. Socioeconomic is one major determinant which influences high blood pressure in men. High blood pressure is a major illness in the human population, especially among men. High blood is normally...

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Research Strategies for High Blood Pressure

Research Strategies for High Blood Pressure High blood pressure or Hypertension effects more than 900 million people world wide (Hajjar, Kotchen, & Kotchen, 2006). This disease can affect both men and women alike and can develop at various ages. Many Americans suffer from high blood pressure and many do not know they even have this disease. High blood pressure puts an individual at risk of stroke, heart attack, and death. The purpose of this paper is to describe a research strategy toward finding...

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