Blood pressure measurement. Doctor taking the blood pressure of a 93 year old male patient who has previously suffered a transient ischaemic attack (TIA, or 'mini stroke'). The cuff is connected to a gauge that displays the pressure (green dial, on wall at centre). Blood pressure is an important measure of health. High blood pressure (hypertension) puts a great deal of strain on the heart, and is one of the major risk factors in heart attacks and strokes. Photographed at the Western General Hospital stroke unit, Edinburgh, UK.
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