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Widen pulse pressure (SBP - DBP) constantly 60 or 65, what cardio tests shall I go through in order to detect if there is any cardio disorder.

Widen pulse pressure (SBP - DBP) constantly 60 or 65, what cardio tests shall I go through in order to detect if there is any cardio disorder.

Forget "tests": You don't need any tests (yet, and maybe not at all). See a good doctor, share your medical history with them and any commplaints you might have about your heart. If your history suggests anything wrong, your doctor will know what to do. Numbers mean nothing outside of some context. ...Read more

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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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I'm 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?

I'm 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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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

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What is a normal pulse pressure range? Sometimes my range is 25-35 standing... Other times laying down its 45-65. ...Why is this?

What is a normal pulse pressure range? Sometimes my range is 25-35 standing... Other times laying down its 45-65. ...Why is this?

Y r u measuring BP?: Both can be normal depending of level of rest and/or activity.
Main question is why a healthy 25 yo is measuring it?
If you are worried about your health: eat well and exercise regularly, if you are smoking: quit and if you are overweight, loose a few pounds.
Do not waste time taking your pulse pressure. ...Read more

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What is a normal pulse pressure? What is to narrow and what is to wide? Sometimes my pp is 25-35 and sometimes its 45-65. 25-35 standing and 45-65 llying down.

What is a normal pulse pressure? What is to narrow and what is to wide? Sometimes my pp is 25-35 and sometimes its 45-65. 25-35 standing and 45-65 llying down.

See below: The difference between systolic and diastolic BP is called pulse pressure. The normal range is between 30 - 60 mm. It can be widened for example in dehydration and certain valvular and muscle diseases of heart and also in senior citizen. ...Read more

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My pulse pressure is regularly 50 - 60. how can I reduce this to 30 - 40? more exercise?

My pulse pressure is regularly 50 - 60. how can I reduce this to 30 - 40? more exercise?

Pulse pressure: The pulse pressure is defines as the difference between higher and lower BP measurements. Higher puls epressures have been associated with such diseases as Alzheimers while lower pulse pressure is an undesirable finding in patients with heart failure. The widened pulse pressure may occur naturally in young, healthy people, provided they are not clinically hypertensive. With exercises, BP increases ...Read more

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Why is my pulse pressure narrow? Bp ranges from 99/77 hr93 100/71 hr 84 99/73 hr 83 109/79 hr89 all taken within a few minutes of each other. Dangerous?

Why is my pulse pressure narrow? Bp ranges from 99/77 hr93 100/71 hr 84 99/73 hr 83 109/79 hr89 all taken within a few minutes of each other. Dangerous?

Margin of error: When taking blood pressure it is important to remember that all cuff measurements will have potential for slight variability. 99/77 ; 100/71 really aren't out of sync with each other. Also remember repeatedly inflating a BP cuff over the same spot in a short time span can artificially effect the results. ...Read more

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I am bed ridden with CFS. My pulse pressure is often high. E.g. 125/60, 135/65, or something like 155/80 when I move too much. Should I be concerned?

I am bed ridden with CFS. My pulse pressure is often high. E.g. 125/60, 135/65, or something like 155/80 when I move too much. Should I be concerned?

NO: These blood pressures are not serious. The chronic fatigue is not going to be affected by this and your health is not in danger or need not be worried for this.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do pulse pressure and blood pressure differ?

How do pulse pressure and blood pressure differ?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure has systolic and diastolic components. The higher number is the systolic when the heart squeezes, the smaller number is the diastolic when heart relaxes. The difference between systolic and diastolic pressures is the pulse pressure. ...Read more

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What's the different between pulse pressure and blood pressure?

What's the different between pulse pressure and blood pressure?

Pp = Sbp - dbp: Pulse pressure = systolic BP - diastolic bp. ...Read more