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What is a normal difference between diastolic and systolic

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Low pulse pressure: I would like to know the levels of your systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Another guide to what is a normal pulse pressure is that it should be a ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
32 years experience Cardiology
OK: Your blood pressure falls into a category noted as isolated diastolic hypertension. In the past, diastolic blood pressure was considered a greater ri ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Systolic blood pressure is the maximum blood pressure found during the cardiac cycle, while diastolic blood pressure is the minimum pressure that's fo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Systolic is higher: Systolic blood pressure (the top number) occurs when the heart contracts. Diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) is the lowest level to which th ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
Arteries and veins: Systolic pressure is the pressure in your artery during during cardiac contraction as blood rapidly flows into the arteries . It measures to certain d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Pulsatile flow: Blood flows through the arteries in a pulsatile fashion, propelled by rhythmic contractions of the left ventricle. The pulsatile flow means that the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pulse pressure: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/pulse_pressure.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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High and low: When the heart squeezes it sends a pulse of blood through the arteries and this pressure is the systolic. When it relaxes in between beats the pressur ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
See below: Systolic pressure(top number) is the pressure measured when the heart is contracting and ejecting blood. Diastolic pressure(bottomnumber) is the press ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Semnatics: Congestive heart failure is the congestion that ensues when the heart can not keep up with the demands of the tissues and fails to deliver adequate bl ... Read More
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