heart rate and blood pressure

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  • heart rate and blood pressure
    • pulse is used to measure heart rate
    • heart rate is measured in beats per minute
    • heart rate is number of times heart beats in one minute
    • pulse rate is number of times an artery pulses in one minute
    • blood is pumped round the body under pressure
    • heart muscle contracts, blood pressure increases
    • heart muscle relaxes, blood pressure decreases
    • blood pressure is the pressure of blood against an artery wall
    • heart rate and blood pressure can see how healthy you are
    • normal measurement given in a range as people vary
    • high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease
    • fatty depostits build in arteries and stop blood flowing through, blood clots, heart attacks

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