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Is blood pressure measured differently?

Posted by AbbieR - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by legend_in_my_lunchtime-182603 - 16 years ago

the measure is systolic/diastolic.  Originally measured in terms of millimetres of mercury held up in a classic sphygmomanometer, the readings are now converted onto more sensitive devices,  The French tend to use centimetres rather than millimetres for this measure - so yes - the unit is changed simply by knocking off a decimal place.  12/8 is a pretty normal measure.  12/7 is healthy.

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Posted by Sam the clam-189505 - 16 years ago