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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 pressure is taken it is recommended there is __________________ at least 30 minutes prior to BP measurements.
  1. The __________________ pressure reading is the highest pressure and is the effect of ventricular contraction.
  1. A blood pressure range of 130-139/80-89 is considered to be __________________.
  1. For a patient with blood pressure readings of 121/82, the dental professional will recommend to __________________.
  1. The diastolic pressure is the __________________.
  1. Hypertension should not be diagnosed with only one reading.  Blood pressure reading should be taken in a variety of different situations e.g., dental office, medical office, home, 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/or 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 crisis?