So let's take a look at blood pressure
again, what's more for an overview.
Blood pressure is the pressure of
the blood in the circulatory system:
the arteries, veins, and capillaries.
The systolic pressure…
is the measurement of the force as the blood
pumps out of the heart and into the arteries.
The diastolic pressure…
ah, is the measurement of the force
as the heart rests between heartbeats.
Hypertension is a blood pressure
that is higher than 120/80
and puts the patient at lots of increased risk.
Now, before you finish the
rest of that slide, look away,
and I want you to see if you can list 6
reasons that are risks for hypertension.
6 reasons why we want our patients to control
their blood pressure at a safe level.
Once you come up with your 6,
look back at this nutshell summary,
so you can get a feel for what those
were and check your answers.
Hypotension is the opposite of hypertension.
It's a blood pressure that is lower than normal,
and the patient is symptomatic with it.
So symptomatic means they're starting to
experience some problems and some challenges.
That would be because it's not enough perfusion.
They're not getting enough oxygenated blood
to their important tissues and organs.
So, if the patient is symptomatic
and hypertensive for too long,
the organs and tissues could actually suffer
some damage and not receive enough oxygen.
Well, there you have it.
That's a quick review and
overview of blood pressure.
Thanks for watching our video.