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Blood pressure measurement by automated devices - background information. EHES Training Material. Hypertension as a cardiovascular risk factor. What is blood pressure?. Systolic blood pressure (higher value) represents the pressure while the heart contracts to pump blood to the body

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what is blood pressure
What is blood pressure?
  • Systolic blood pressure (higher value) represents the pressure while the heart contracts to pump blood to the body
  • Diastolic blood pressure (lower value) represents the pressure when the heart relaxes between beats
risk factors of elevated blood pressure
Risk factors of elevated blood pressure
  • Salt intake
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol use
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Fat contents of the food
factors affecting blood pressure levels
Factors affecting blood pressure levels
  • Measurement environment
    • Noise, temperature
  • Factors related to the participant
  • Factors related to the measurer
  • Measurement device
    • Cuff size
factors related to the participant
Factors related to the participant
  • Emotions – white coat hypertension
  • Exercise
  • Eating before measurement
  • Smoking
  • Use of caffeine containing drinks
  • Alcohol use
  • Full bladder
  • Pain
  • Daily variation
  • Medication
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • Slides
    • Hanna Tolonen