L+F. 'ufian AnatomY & PhYsiologY Blood Pressure & Effects of Exercise ^. When the maximuna blood presslre during systole is equal to cuff presswe, a little blood will be pushed through the artery and you will hear that blood flow as a 6'blrrp" ot N"tLp". Note the blood pressure when You first hear the sound - this is the systolic pressure. The sound will become louder as cuff pressure continues to decrease (and blood flow increases)' b. Cuff pressure will continue to decrease' Continue listening - at some point the sound will abruptly cease' Record that pressure; this is the diastolic pressure' Note: Do not leave the cuff pumped up for more than two or three minutes, since the arm will become engorged or ischemic and all subsequent measurements will be inaccurate. If you have trouble hearing, do this in the hall. Remember that the ear-holes of the stethoscope go forward, toward your eyes. If you put them in backwards you won't be able to hear the heart sounds' Also remember that your brachial
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