IAN HOOTON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY IAN HOOTON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Blood pressure measurement. Inflatable cuff (left) and gauge (centre) of a sphygmomanometer as it is used to measure an obese patient's blood pressure. 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.
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