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whats the difference between the systolic and the diastolic pressure?

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Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
53 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 degree the elasticity of the vessel . Diastolic pressure is the pressure after contraction when no active flow is going and measures the resting tone of the artery . CVP is the venous pressure closest to the heart or the vena cavae.
Answered on Apr 15, 2016
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