Blood PressureTypes of Blood PressureMethods To Measure Blood
Blood Pressure Blood Pressure is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels
Types of Blood Pressure Systolic Blood Pressure: It is specifically the maximum arterial pressure during contraction of Heart Diastolic Blood Pressure : Diastolic pressure, refers to the lowest pressure within the arterial blood stream due to expansion of heart
Measurement of Blood Pressure There are 3 basic ways to measure the blood Auscultatory. Oscillometric. Direct Method.
Auscultatory Method The auscultatory method (from the Latin word for "listening") uses a stethoscope and a sphygmomanometer.
Types of Sphygmomanometer Mercury column sphygmomanometer. Aneroid sphygmomanometer.
Oscillometric Method The oscillometric method involves the observation of oscillations in the sphygmomanometer cuff pressure
Direct Method A thin tube is directly inserted in the body to assess pressure of the blood Two types of direct method H2O manometers Electronic manometers
H2O Manometers Thin manometer tube is directly inserted in the body having water in it .
Electronic manometers An electronic pressure transducer can be connected to the patient to find pressure by thin tubing called catheter