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 I need help praying for a 7yr old heart patient!?

This girl has gone through so much. She was born with only blood vessels going to her lungs. She also has 3 holes in her heart. She is ...

 I've been a heavy drinker for about 10 to 12 yrs. ?
Sometimes there is a little blood in the toilet after I use the bathroom. The last couple of months i've reduced the amount that I drink. Even though I drink alot less this still happens, but ...

 Congestive heart failure for a 84 year old woman?
My Grandma who is 84 just got diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. She has been complaning about her knee being swollen and a little painful. Yesterday my mom went to her house and found she had ...

 Which one of the following conditions requires immediate medical attention?

 i am only 13 and i have high blood pressure will it..!!?
i had measured pressure it and for a few times every ten mins, the reading is always 130 something..
i have normal weigh but tall . i rarely eat deep/fried food and i don't consume food ...

 I'm 26 and am having chest pains, and nausea, and light headedness. What’s going on?
I'm 26. For more than a week now, I've been having all of these pains in my chest that last for about 5 minutes to an hour or even a couple hours, every day, off and on. Sometimes it ...

 can anyone read an ECG?
I have to wait a month for the doctor to tell me what my ECG says and I would like to know now
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I have been short of breathe and have fluttering and irregular heart ...

 Normal Blood pressure?

 Is it necessary to remove a woman's bra to perform cpr or aed? Are there rules for discouraging gawkers?

 is it true you people who take naps during the day have 70% chance more of dying from a heart attack?
do naps kill you?...

 I have heart palpitations while I'm sleeping that wake me up, what should I do?
I haven't seen a cardiologist yet but my doctors say I have Mobitz type I. I have not been able to find any evidence that this type of arrhythmia would cause night time palpitations. When I roll ...

 How to get your blood pressure down?

 what's the normal blood pressure?
normal blood pressure, what is ...

 I am planning to have a Gastric Bypass operation..?
I need to lose 42kg according to my dietitian. I love my food and eat way too much. It comforts me. I am very tall, so you don't really see the weight, but now it is getting bad. I do not ...

 Heart blood pressure goes down after 1hour run is this normal?
Iam 47 years old with high bp from 92/145 upto 109/178 depends on the time of day. Ater running for 1hour 10k I found that bp is always around 75/125 or near this do you know why and is it ...

 if a person has a heart attack...?
will they know for sure? last night around 9pm i was standing there and felt something squeeze in the middle of my chest about 4 times. i could breathe, my husband said the color in my face was ...

 What are the side effects of not taking your blood pressure medication?
I have recently ran out of my prescription for my blood pressure medication and i cant afford to see the doctor to get it refilled.

Its been 5 days since my last pill(Atenolol 100mg). Why ...

 My blood pressure was high at the age of 27. Now I'm 33 and its 155/95! I'm otherwise fit! What's going on?
For the past 5 yrs its been in the high/normal range and they did nothing about it. Now suddenly its hovering in the 140-160 / 90-100 range. I'm not sure anything changed. And, I am fit, I ...

 What does it mean when your heart beat soo fast?
When I run for some time, my heart starts beating soo fast. Then it stops after about 30 seconds to one minute.

I play soccer.
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It doesn't beat normally....

 My blood pressure is 147/114. Do I need to go to go to dr immediately?
Or can I wait until the weekend is over?...

Does it matter if blood pressure is measured in a vein instead of an artery? if so, why?

because one of them will be higher, because - not sure which way round but one of them carries blood to the heart this will be lower than the one that takes blood away.

a veins pressure will be less as it is blood with carbon dioxide not oxygen in it.

You use an artery to measure blood pressure. You actually can measure arterial pressure in an artery via an arterial line (art line) that is inserted into a patient's artery (on their arm) or by using a blood pressure cuff on the arm or even the leg. Blood gets sent out to your body via the heart's left ventricle. Blood pressure is a measurement of the strength (the hydrostatic pressure) of the left ventricles ability to contract and relax as it sends blood out to your body via the arteries.

From my own point view, i think it is best to check blood pressure through an artery because that is the only way to measure the force exerted by blood on the walls of the arteries as the heart beat. And that is what blood pressure literally means.

Dr. L
you are measuring blood pressure in a pulsating blood vessel....peripheral veins do not pulsate

norton g
matt p - Blood pressure (BP) is measured OVER an artery but never IN an artery. It cannot be measured in or over a vein. BP results from the pressure of the heart pumping blood into the arteries which lead to all body parts. Blood in veins has gone through very tiny capillaries and then moves along, but does not get any BP pumping action in veins through which the blood flows rather smoothly with no systolic (high pressure) or diastolic (lower number) reading of pumping pressure. BP is usually measured over the upper arm though even a cuff around a finger tip (over a small artery) could be used with the right kind of equipment.

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