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Sphygmomanometry

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1When the blood pressure cuff is inflated, and then pressure is allowed to leak out...
A)the patient’s pulse is first heard as the cuff pressure is equal to systolic pressure.
B)the patient’s pulse is first heard as the cuff pressure is equal to diastolic pressure.
C)the patients pulse is continuously heard until it reaches systolic pressure.
D)the patients pulse is not heard until the cuff reaches diastolic pressure.
E)the blood pressure range is detected when the patients pulse becomes intermittent.



2Which of the following statements is true?
A)diastolic blood pressure is the difference between the highest and the lowest readings.
B)diastolic blood pressure is the higher number and systolic pressure is the lower number.
C)systolic blood pressure is the higher number and diastolic pressure is the lower number.
D)systolic blood pressure is the difference between the highest and the lowest readings.
E)blood pressure is calculated as the lower number subtracted from the higher number.



3Diastolic blood pressure correlates to...
A)atrial diastole.
B)atrial systole.
C)ventricular diastole.
D)ventricular systole.
E)pulmonary diastole.



4The purpose of inflating the cuff of the sphygmomanometer is to block the flow of arterial blood until the cuff pressure is equal to blood pressure.
A)True
B)False



5Blood pressure is the force that the blood exerts against a vessel wall.
A)True
B)False







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