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Does increased blood velocity in veins increase the blood pressure also ?

The previous answer from the doctor seems incorrect because it states that when the velocity of blood in veins increase, blood pressure decreases. Isn t it true that in comparison to blood throughout your body, the velocity of blood around your heart is increased and therefore, the blood pressure is also increased? Thanks for your help!
Asked On : Tue, 12 Jul 2011
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Velocity in the sense means speed of the blood rushing.Lets say if you are doing some exercise like jogging or running , then your heart beats faster , pumps more frequently , so blood rushes faster and the power of heart pump is higher , it pushes blood strongly , so it causes pressure on vessels causing high BP.
If you check BP when exercising , it would be as high as 180 or more...
I hope this clears the confusion.
Take care
Answered: Tue, 12 Jul 2011
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