PT Question of the Week - Blood pressure reading

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You are discussing with your student the appropriateness of using a correctly sized blood pressure cuff when assessing a patient's blood pressure. What effect would you expect to see on the measured blood pressure value if the pressure cuff is too narrow in relation to the circumference of the patient's arm?

1. The systolic value would be higher, and the diastolic value would be lower

2. The systolic value would be lower, and the diastolic value would be higher

3. The systolic and diastolic values would be higher

4. The diastolic and systolic values would be lower

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