Presión sanguínea

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Presión sanguínea

La presión sanguínea es la fuerza que se aplica contra las paredes de las arterias cuando el corazón bombea la sangre al cuerpo. La presión está determinada por la fuerza y cantidad de sangre bombeada y el tamaño y flexibilidad de las arterias.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/23/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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