Blood pressure physiology - BM5 RCR1&2

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1. What is the WHO's definition of hypertension?

  • A rise in arterial blood pressure without changes in cardiac output
  • A rise in arterial blood pressure without changes in stroke volume
  • A rise in arterial blood pressure without changes in preload
  • A rise in arterial blood pressure without changes in contractility
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2. True or false: During vigorous dynamic exercise, the body's systolic BP increases and diastolic BP decreases?

  • True
  • False

3. True or false: in hypertensive patients, reducing salt intake by 6g/day would reduce blood pressure by 7mmHg?

  • True
  • False

4. True or false: the Vagus nerve is part of the sympathetic nervous system?

  • False
  • True

5. Which of the following can happen if blood pressure falls too low?

  • Cystitis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pre-renal failure
  • Pulmonary oedema

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