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Can systolic blood pressure equal diastolic blood pressure

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
No: No unless the heart has stopped and both are zero.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
See below: Systolic is the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts. Diastolic is the pressure when the heart relaxes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
Dependens: As we age, the systolic blood pressure rises and the diastolic blood pressure decreases some. This is different for different populations of course. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
No: Systolic blood pressure occurs during contraction of the heart. The blood pressure falls progressively until the next contraction. Diastolic blood p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Hypertension: High blood pressure is not normal and ideally needs to be made normal. Low diastolic pressure is ok if it doen't compromise coronary perfusion.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience in Geriatrics
Since you have : Hypertension i would prefer your blood pressure be in systolic range of 90 to 120 and diastolic of under 75. This can be done by maximizing your medic ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience in Cardiology
Vascular health....: Generally seen with hardening of arteries, a wide pulse pressure is an insight into disease of the vascular system. It is associated with an increase ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Many options: Physician will MAP out plan & monitor therapies....Fyi systolic BP tends to be of more importance than diastolic.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Not exactly: Your description of systolic is correct: it's the pressure generated by the contraction of the heart. But diastolic pressure, which is measured betwee ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience in Cardiology
Heart vs. artery: Systolic blood pressure is generated by the pumping of blood by the heart and is hence higher than diastolic blood pressure which is generated by the ... Read More
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