Computer graphics of blood pressure measurement

Computer graphics of blood pressure measurement

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Caption: Computer graphics illustration of blood pressure measurement using a sphygmomanometer. The inflatable cuff (dark blue) is connected to a graduated mercury column. It is usually wrapped around the upper arm and inflated to exert pressure on the radial artery & stop the blood flow. The pressure is then released, and by listening to the pulse with a stethoscope it is possible to measure the systolic & diastolic pressures, which are read from the mercury scale. Systole is that part of the heart's cycle during ventricular contraction, whilst diastole refers to the period between successive beats.

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Keywords: apparatus, blood equipment, blood pressure measurement, bp measure, healthcare, medical, medicine, sphygmomanometer

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