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A 33-year-old female asked:

my pulse pressure is never above 30. usually about 23. is this bad? i have vasovagal. how can i increase pulse pressure? my echo and ekgs are normal

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Unimportant!: Increase your physical activities and follow a healthy lifestyle STOP measuring pulse pressure !!

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