Low Blood Pressure (cont.)
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What Causes Low Blood Pressure?
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If low blood pressure causes clinical symptoms, the cause will be in one of three general categories. Either the heart is not pumping with enough pressure, the artery walls are too dilated, or there is not enough intravascular fluid (intra=within + vascular= blood vessels) within the system.
Low Blood Pressure and the Heart
The heart is a muscle that works as a pump and is controlled by electrical signals. Problems with either the pump or the electricity can cause problems with low blood pressure.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/28/2016
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