Blood Pressure Measurement Results?

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I have blood pressure 125/77.

1 Answer:

Hello M Kevin Ramadhan,

Measurement of human blood pressure usually uses a sphygmomanometer instrument in units of mmHg (millimeters of mercury). At the time of measurement the patient is recommended in a sitting or lying position with the arm to be examined placed on a flat mat with a height as high as the heart. The size of the cuff used is adjusted to the size of the patient's arm. Cuffs are generally placed around 1-2 fingers above the elbow fold and glued not too tight or loose.

The results of blood pressure measurements are carried out by listening using a stethoscope at the elbow fold area above the brachial artery. The results of blood pressure measurements are systolic blood pressure per diastolic blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart pumps / beats. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart relaxes. The examiner will pump the syphmomanometer balloon up to a size where there is no palpation in the distal region. Then the balo is opened. Systolic blood pressure is the first korokotkoff sound (dub dub dub sound) that is heard by the examiner. Diastolic blood pressure is when the korotkoff sound is first lost.

In your case, your systolic pressure is 125 mmHg, your diastolic pressure is 77 mmHg. The pulse pressure is obtained from systolic pressure - diastolic pressure = 48 mmHg (normal). The average arterial pressure is obtained from systolic pressure + (2 x diastolic pressure) the results are divided by 3. Your average arterial pressure = 93.

In your case there should be no sound when blood pressure is 130 mmHg. However, slight changes in blood pressure due to differences in position, activity, can occur. When the pressure of 118 mmHg is still audible, when the cuff pressure of 75 mmHg is gone (on your blood pressure measurement results).

If you are a medical person or prospective medical person, it is better to read about blood pressure measurement theories in the textbook provided. Practicing theory to patients will be better, by hearing more often patients with varying blood pressure will practice the skill to measure blood pressure.

Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.

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