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1

Blood pressure

The force of blood against arterial wall

Blood pressure rises as the left ventricle contracts and falls as the heart relaxes

2

Hypertension

Elevated blood pressure overtime

Risk factors: heart disease or stroke

3

Hypotension

Low blood pressure

Causes: vasodilation, heart failure, loss of blood volume

4

Orthostatic hypotension

Sudden drop if blood pressure with three min of standing

5

Normal blood pressure

120/80

6

Pulse pressure

Difference between systolic and diastolic

7

Tachycardia

Rapid heart beat

Causes decrease blood volume exercise hyperthermia

8

Bradycardia

Slow heart rate

Causes sleep athlete hypothermia

9

Pulse deficit

Frightened between apical and radial pulse

10

Five P's

Pain
Pulse
Pallor
Paresthesia
Paralysis