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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Nope: Some people who walk around and feel well have diastolic bps of zero. (at least as estimated by a BP cuff which is an indirect measurement). My only ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not much: A lower diastolic number means nothing unless it's less than what's expected to be normal for a particular patient, based in overall health and age.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Vascular tone: Both systolic and diastolic pressures are significantly impacted by the level of vascular tone or "resistance" or restriction to a given rate of blood ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Several reasons: Most high blood pressure is idiopathic (no reason, you just have it) whether it is systolic or diastolic. It runs in families so if your parents have ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Why would you?: A low diastolic blood pressure could be due to leaking of the aortic valve or other problems so finding the cause is important. If you feel well, a lo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Needs evaluation: High blood pressure either systolic or diastolic needs evaluation and treatment to prevent complications such as stroke, heart attack, or kidney damag ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Artery Stiffness: The diastolic blood pressure or the "bottom number" when the blood pressure is taken is when the pressure at which the heart beat is no longer heard b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Hydration: Drink plenty of fluids. Make sure there is no valvular/structural heart disease.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Whenever you want: Diastolic blood pressure refers to the pressure in the arteries during the period of heart's relaxation, i.e. Once it finished ejecting blood during c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
DPTI: It is a measure of coronary blood supply. Multiply the coronary perfusion pressure times the diastolic tmie. Cpp =diastollic blood pressure minus the ... Read More
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