What is Blood Pressure?

2nd Sep 2014

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is utilized by doctors and nurses to diagnose patients by measuring the Systolic and Diastolic blood pressure readings.

During a normal cycle, each heart beat pushes blood to the rest of the body via the arteries. During a heartbeat, the pressure being forced against the arties is known as the Systolic reading.

Between each heartbeat, the diastolic is measured.

To measure a blood pressure using an aneroid sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, the Doctor or Nurse uses a stethoscope to listen to the blood moving through an artery.

The blood pressure cuff is inflated to put a pressure on your body that is known to be higher than your systolic blood pressure. The blood pressure cuff is then deflated. The stethoscope is used to first hear a noise indicating the systolic blood pressure. Once the noise has ceased, that indicates the diastolic blood pressure reading.

The Systolic measurement is always quoted first, then the Diastolic measurement.

Blood Pressure Cuffs at Scrubsmart.com

Quality aneroid sphygmomanometers are very important to nurses, doctors, nursing students, and medical students.

Scrubsmart.com has a variety of manual blood pressure monitors in stock with different sized cuffs.

We have the following blood pressure monitors in stock:

All blood pressure monitors sold at Scrubsmart.com also have a Limited Manufacturers Warranty. 

We also have Stethoscope and Blood Pressure Monitor sets in stock as well.