The legalities of a blood pressure - page 2

We have a cardiologist who absolutely insists that it is impossible for a person to have a distolic blood pressure < 45 and still be alive. If he sees one written on the flowsheet he goes on a... Read More

  1. by   ageless
    I'd tell him that a nephrologist will be my expert witness.
  2. by   mattcastens
    Originally posted by kabarnes
    Are you sure he isn't referring to the MAP? While it is possible to be alive with a MAP of 45, that is quite low, however, I have seen diastolics below 45 before with a patient awake, alert and coherant.
    Nope. Quite sure he's talking about the DBP.