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Blood Pressures

Purpose:

To calculate various blood pressures

Specialty:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

I10-I15

Description:

The systolic pressure is the maximum arterial pressure during the cardiac cycle, achieved during systole, whereas the diastolic pressure is the minimum, achieved during diastole. The pulse pressure is the difference between these two pressures. The mean arterial pressure is the area under the arterial pressure curve divided by the cardiac cycle duration (Berne); it can be reasonably approximated by calculations using systolic and diastolic pressures.

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