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Blood Pressure: What’s the Difference? Target Audience and prerequisite information Although this plan could be adapted for a variety of levels, it is intended to be used in a first year high school biology course. Students should have a working knowledge of general biology vocabulary, and should understand the basic workings of the cardiovascular system as it is explained in most textbooks targeted for an entry level high school biology course. Objectives 1. Define the terminology needed for measuring blood pressure. 2. Measure blood pressure by using a sphygmomanometer. 3. Describe the major factors that affect blood pressure with an emphasis on peripheral resistance and cardiac output. Motivation: According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is responsible for more deaths (29%) than any other cause. Many times heart disease is closely linked to high blood pressure. According to the World Health Organization high blood pressure causes 5 million premature deaths worldwide per year.
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  • Spring '12
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