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  1. When looking at the patient’s blood pressure in their chart the __________________ is the lower number.
  1. If a patient’s systolic blood pressure is 150–159 after repeated attempts, the dental professional will _______________________.
  1. Before blood pressures is taken, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute suggests __________________ at least 30 minutes prior to measurement.
  1. The _________________ pressure reading is the highest pressure and is the effect of ventricular contraction.
  1. A blood pressure reading of 140-159 Systolic/90-99 Diastolic is considered to be ____________________.
  1. For a patient with a blood pressure reading of 120/88, the dental professional will recommend to ____________________.
  1. The diastolic pressure is the ___________________________.
  1. Hypertension should never be diagnosed with only one reading.  Blood pressure reading should be taken in a variety of different situations as some patients experience hypertension in the dental office.
  1. A higher percentage of men than women have high blood pressure until 45 years of age. After 64 years of age, a much higher percentage of women have high blood pressure than men.
  1. When taking a blood pressure the inflatable bladder of the cuff is placed directly over the _____________ artery.
  1. There are no concrete symptoms for high blood pressure. A flushed face, headache, and nosebleeds may not be symptoms of high blood pressure.
  1. To verify you have a more accurate blood pressure reading, how many times should you take your patient’s blood pressure at their appointment?
  1. Stress contributes to behaviors that can exacerbate (worsen) blood pressure. Poor diet, lack of physical activity, and the use of tobacco and alcohol products are behaviors that may occur when our patient is stressed.
  1. Patients in Hypertensive Crisis should receive immediate emergency treatment. What is the blood pressure reading for a patient considered to be in Hypertensive Crises?