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1Blood Pressure & Pulse And EKG Exercise 22Blood Pressure & PulseAnd EKGPortland Community CollegeBI 232
2Cardiac Cycle Series of events that occur during one heartbeat. Systole is a period of contraction in a heart chamber.Diastole is a period of relaxation.
3AuscultationClosing of the valves causes the “lubb-dubb” heart sounds.Isovolumetric contraction is when all heart valves are closedPressure builds and semilunar valves open and blood is pumped into great vessels. This is called ventricular ejection
4AuscultationThe best locations to hear heart sounds are the auscultation areas for the heart.These areas are named after the heart valve that can best be heard.
5Blood PressureThe forced exerted by blood on the walls of blood vessels.A function of the pumping action of the heart and the resistance to flow as blood moves through the blood vessels.
6Blood PressureIn large elastic arteries, the BP fluctuates between a max. and min. valueSystolic pressure is the maximum pressure exerted on bv walls.Diastolic pressure is the minimum level
7Blood Pressure Measured in units called millimeters of mercury (mmHg) If the pressure in a bv is 95mm Hg, it means that the force exerted by the blood will cause a column of mercury to rise 95mm
8Blood Pressure Cuffs BP cuffs come in different sizes. Be sure to choose the one that is appropriate for the patientLarge AdultInfant
9Measuring Blood Pressure Most cuffs are marked with an O or an arrow. This should be placed near the artery.
10Measuring Blood Pressure Place the BP cuff snugly on the patient's arm.Check to make sure you have found the artery.Line the mark on the cuff up with the artery
11Measuring Blood Pressure Stethoscope: Note how the ear pieces slant slightly in one direction.Make sure the ear pieces on the stethoscope are point away from you when you put them on.Place stethoscope on the artery, tucked slightly under the cuff
12Measuring Blood Pressure WRONG TECHNIQUEMeasuring Blood PressureThe cuff should be placed at the level of the heart.The patients arm (or leg) should be completely relaxed.Resting on the table or in their lab is helpfulCORRECT TECHNIQUE
13Inflate the CuffA Grasp the bulb so that your thumb can easily access the valve.Turn the valve to the right to tighten it and pump up the cuff, turn it to the left to loosen it and deflate the cuff.
14Measuring Blood Pressure Pump up the cuff until the sphygmomanometer reads 180 to 200.Loosen the valve to let a little of the air out.Listen for the first heartbeat, that is the top number (systolic BP)Continue to listen until there are no more heartbeats. The last beat you hear is the bottom number (diastolic BP)Let the air all the way out and remove the cuff.
15Video Demonstration for Measuring Blood Pressure
16Normal Blood Pressure For adults 18 and older who: Reference:August 2004, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – Diseases and Conditions IndexFor adults 18 and older who:Are not on medicine for high blood pressureAre not having a short-term serious illnessDo not have other conditions such as diabetes and kidney diseaseSystolic BP: Less than 120Diastolic BP: Less than 80
17Pre-Hypertension Systolic BP: between 120-139 Diastolic BP: between 80-89Examples: 118/82, 128/89, or 130/86If your blood pressure is in the pre-hypertension range, it is more likely that you will end up with high blood pressure unless you take action to prevent it.Note: When systolic and diastolic blood pressures fall into different categories, the higher category should be used to classify blood pressure level.
18Hypertension Stage 1 Systolic BP: between 140-159 Diastolic BP: between 90-99Stage 2Systolic BP: 160 or higherDiastolic BP: 100 or higher
19Mean Arterial Pressure When blood pressure is measured it is the arterial blood pressure that is recorded.The difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures is called the pulse pressure (120mmHg – 80mmHg= 40mmHg)MAP= diastolic pressure + 1/3 pulse pressure(80mmHg + 1/3(40mmHg)= 93.3mmHg)
20Hypotension Hypotension is a subnormal arterial pressure. There is not enough pressure to adequately perfuse the tissues.There is usually a mean arterial pressure (MAP) below 60 mmHg.MAP= diastolic + 1/3(systolic-diastolic)Example: BP= 120/70MAP= /3(120-70)= 86.6People who are chronically hypertensive may feel symptoms of hypotension if their mean arterial pressure drops by 40 mmHg, even if the absolute value is still over 60.
21PulseThe rhythmic expansion and recoil of the arteries is known as the pulse.Can be found in various locationsDiminish in smaller arteries and are absent in capillaries and veins
24Cardiac Conduction System The heart contains a network of specialized cardiac muscle cells, which is able to generate and conduct action potentials without neuronal or hormonal stimulation.
25Cardiac Conduction System Sinoatrial (SA) node is the pacemaker of the heartAtrioventricular (AV) node when the AP reaches the AV node, atrial muscle cells repolarized and relax
26Cardiac Conduction System From the AV node impulses enter the ventricles by spreading along the AV bundle to left and right bundle branches and then to Purkinje fibers.The Purkinje fibers deliver impulses to cardiac muscle cells leading to contraction
27Electrocardiography (ECG) Faint traces of the electrical activity occurring along the heart wall spread through the rest of the body.These electrical changes can be detected by electrodes on the skin