Blood pressure is largely a self-diagnosis. It measures the pressure a person puts on their arteries every time their heart beats. Your reading is created from a spiral chart made up of three large numbers, which correspond to the elevation of your blood pressure.
A carpenter’s blood pressure is also roughly in the same vein. For people who can hardly hear when their blood pressure is raised, it’s not hard to recall when a certain amount is deemed normal. For some, like patients with high blood pressure, blood pressure might be a symptom of some kind of a cardiac problem. (Sufferers are referred to as hypertension.)
In response to the spike in heart attacks among NFL players, the league started playing games in warmer-than-average conditions, regardless of the air pressure in the stadium. Plus, high-temperature games often required three times as many paramedics and EMTs as usual, which further adds to the cost of playing outside in the summer.
High blood pressure may vary widely depending on a person’s risk factors and their medical history. Long ago, “knowing” the amount of blood your arteries have to push to push you “up and out” did not make a big difference. Current research is attempting to reduce the blood pressure variations among people with cardiovascular risk factors and identify areas of the body that should be monitored.
As time passes, and more studies are conducted, a better way to describe your blood pressure will become more clear. And at the same time, the required blood pressure response in response to heart attacks will become more clear. For now, keep reading.
And now, a cardiologist on the red carpet
Paul: What will you need to know to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?
Billie: Unfortunately, there is no one set-in-stone amount of CPR you have to do if you find someone unconscious and pressing out with no pulse. People will need to be trained on how to perform CPR, but the first three minutes for most people is everything.
Paul: Is there any advantage to having the hand box resuscitation (HBR) foam pump on the line in addition to the available three-prong re-entry cylinder? And would the value have the same difference?
Billie: The HBR would be an additional piece of equipment that you carry around and would be part of your pack. If you could not find a pump you thought was appropriate in the pack, you could purchase a new one from a Red Cross charity outlet. They do offer a couple of different models, though. The first two of them are basically the same. The latest CPT/HPQ-4 form in fact is only about 3 millimeters in diameter. In general, people are not interested in this device. It costs more money than anyone needs, and it will not save lives. If you do not have a chest pump, the HBR would be the back-up way to do CPR.
And now, a professor of medicine at Stanford