Blood pressure is one of the most widely recorded physiological functions of the body. It is a measurement of the pulsatile pressure fluctuations in the arterial system that provides the driving force behind blood flow to the tissues. It is one of the body's vital signs, indicating present cardiovascular function as well as risk for future cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. © 2007 Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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