Represents the actual beating of the heart.
Use the apical pulse when taking the pulse of an infant.
Listen for sounds within the body to evaluate the condition of the heart, lungs, pleura, intestines, or other organs or to detect fetal heart tones
Pressure exerted by the circulating volume of blood on the arterial walls, the viens, and the chambers of the heart.
unusually low heart beat under 60 bpm, slow heart rate, usually below 60 beats per minute
Abnormal pattern of respirations characterized by alternating periods of apnea and deep, rapid breathing. The periods of apnea increase as time goes on. Noted in critically or terminally ill patient.
The lower number; Measurement of blood pressure taken when the heart is at rest; measurement of the constant pressure in arteries.
Any disturbnce or abnormality in a normal heart rhythmic pattern, specificly, irrgularity in the normal rhythm of the heart
a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
a drop of 25 mm Hg in systolic pressure and a drop of 10 mm Hg in diastolic pressure when moving from a lying to sitting position
the higher number; measurement of blood pressure taken when the heart is contracting and forcing blood into the arteries