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what does a low diastolic blood pressure mean

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
22 years experience Cardiology
Valve issue: It can be a sign of a specific type of heart valve condition. I recommend seeing a cardiologist for an evaluation.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Nothing: In health, your body lowers your diastolic pressure to whatever is required to maintain proper perfusion of blood to your entire body. There's really ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Less than 60: Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Good health: A low diastolic is not bad, in and of itself. Mine is <50. What could be a problem is if it is usually >70 or 80, and then suddenly drops to 60, you d ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederman Concepcion
23 years experience Cardiology
How low? : If is two low, aortic valve regurgitation (leakage), could be the cause. A physical examination can help screen for that.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Less than 60: Go to this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
Not many: Not many and not that important. Most common reason would be aortic insufficiency (leaky aortic valve). Other than that, there are artifacts (errors) ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Aging.: As we age vessels become stiffer. Stiffer vessels are associated with this.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiologist: For this isolated,mild diastolic hypotension(less than 60), a cardiologist is best to evaluate and advise him. He would be evaluated with a stethoscop ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
2 causes: Aortic insufficiency or an av fistula can cause this type of abnormal physiology. You should see a cardiologist.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience 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.

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