Procedurespecific Techniques

If a deceased patient had received therapeutic amounts of radioisotopes and was hospitalized, it is likely that a knowledgeable person (radiation safety officer or designee) will accompany the body to the funeral home or morgue. The officer should provide specific directions that will prevent contamination and reduce exposure. Hospitalized patients who die with radioactive implants will have them removed; no residual radioactivity remains in their body fluids. Imbedded permanent implants require special handling (see below) but the body fluids of the deceased are not radioactive.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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