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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Low Pulse Pressure

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What is the most likely cause of high pulse pressure(not resting) 180/90 in 75 old recent onset after being stable for 7 years after bypass operation?

What is the most likely cause of high pulse pressure(not resting) 180/90 in 75 old recent onset after being stable for 7 years after bypass operation?

This is: thought to be due to a HARDENING (lack of ELASTICITY) in the AGING AORTA!.....Was the AORTIC VALVE replaced?????????? Just a thought Dr Z ...Read more

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Im stressed out over my pulse pressure after reading articles saying under 40 is heart trouble.my bp is 108/80 .Is his cause for concern?

Im stressed out over my pulse pressure after reading articles saying under 40 is heart trouble.my bp is 108/80 .Is his cause for concern?

BP: Your diastolic reading of 80 is quite within the normal range. My complementsifyou are otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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Have chronic symptomatic low pulse pressure (25-30) with normal hr. Have had ekg, stress echo, 48 holter and ep study, nothing urgent. What is wrong?

Have chronic symptomatic low pulse pressure (25-30) with normal hr. Have had ekg, stress echo, 48 holter and ep study, nothing urgent. What is wrong?

Low pulse pressure: Low pulse pressure is generally due to low systolic and near normal diastolic theoretically this can cause low perfusion in tissues but generally tissues respond by dilating blood vessels I am not sure what your symptoms are make sure sodium handling whether due to hormonal or otherwise should be checked drink lots of fluids. ...Read more

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What is a normal pulse pressure?

40-60mmHg: But this is on average....Pulse pressure is less meaningful in most instances. ...Read more

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What are risks of pulse pressure in excess of 120?

What are risks of pulse pressure in excess of 120?

Same as elevated BP: Widened pulse pressure is a marker of cardiovascular mortality. Must be evaluated in context of other "blood pressures" systolic, diastolic and mean bp. Must figure personal characteristics such as height and known atherosclerotic stiffness. If pulse pressure is 120 you must have HTN and this should be treated down to goal. Once that is done your pulse pressure may not be elevated at all. ...Read more

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What will happen if pulse pressure is reduced to 20?

What will happen if pulse pressure is reduced to 20?

It depends: As in what the cause of a low/narrow pulse pressure is. Extremely low pulse pressures like you mention can be related to congestive heart failure, shock, aortic stenosis(narrow of the major outlet valve of the heart) or other things like fluid around the heart affecting how the heart pumps(cardiac tamponade). In the end, this can lead to poor blood flow of the organ systems of the body. ...Read more