A 23-year-old female asked:
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i am underweight (eating disorder) and have been for many years now. in the past several months, the difference between my diastolic and systolic numbers has been 22-26 whereas before it was consistently 38-40. should i be worried about my heart?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 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 at least 25% of your systolic blood pressure. A low or narrow pulse pressure( less than 40), is generally a sign of decreased left ventricular output,marked anemia or aortic valve stenosis(scarring of the valve). Echocardiogram,cardiologist recommende
Answered on Aug 26, 2020

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