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High blood pressure, blocked arteries. Stent put in to open artery. Causes for high pulse rate?

what is the difference between a bloodpressure check and your pulse i to ok my blood pressure because the Doctor told me to keep checking it BECAUSE I JUST RECENTLY HAD TO HAVE A BLOCKED ARTERY THAT WAS99% BLOCKED OPENED UP AND A STENT PUT IN But what i want to know why my pulse is higher than Blood pressure BP 127/42 pulse80
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Dear patient,

Blood pressure refers to the byphasic pressure inside of your vascular system, usually measured peripherally in a non invasive way using a cuff device; it has 2 components the upper number is always higher called systolic blood pressure (value when the heart contracts) and the lower number is the diastolic blood pressure (value when the heart relaxes and fills); pulse on the other hand, refers to how many beat you heart achieves in 1 minute.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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