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How can someone hear the diastolic pressure?

How can someone hear the diastolic pressure?

You don't: Actually the diastolic blood pressure is the point at which you no longer here a tapping sound as you slowly release the pressure in the blood pressure cuff. So it is actually not hearing the sounds. Sometimes instead of disappearing completely, the sounds just get muffled at the level of the diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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Diastolic Pressure (Definition)

Diastolic pressure is essentially the pressure in the blood vessels in between beats when the heart is filling for the next beat, or the "resting pressure". On a blood pressure meter it is the bottom number, with normal for most patients ...Read more


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Why do I hear my diastolic pressure all the way down too 0 when my syostolic pressure is normal? Does that mean my blood pressure is 120/0?

Why do I hear my diastolic pressure all the way down too 0 when my syostolic pressure  is normal? Does that mean my blood pressure is 120/0?

No: In young healthy people with strong hearts, especially if they are thin, it is not uncommon to be able to hear the blood flow sounds (korotkoff sounds) all the way down to 0. In those cases, the diastolic blood pressure is determined when the korotkoff sound intensity decreases slightly (becomes muffled). ...Read more

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What are systolic and diastolic pressure?

What are systolic and diastolic pressure?

Pressure in arteries: The pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts is the systolic blood pressure and when it relaxes the pressure is the diastolic pressure. It could be measured directly by putting a needle into an artery or indirectly with a blood pressure cuff. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of diastolic pressure?

What is the meaning of diastolic pressure?

Pressure in artery: It is the pressure in your arteries when the heart is relaxed as opposed to the systolic pressure which is the pressure when the heart muscle contracts. ...Read more

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What are healthy ranges of diastolic pressure?

50 to 90: Healthy diastolic pressures range from 50 to 90. Above 85 we worry about hypertension. ...Read more

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What causes high diastolic pressure in people?

What causes high diastolic pressure in people?

Most idiopathic: Most systolic or diastolic hypertension is 'essential" (no reason, you just have it). It does run in families. There are certain unusual causes such as adrenal tumors and blockage in the arteries that supply the kidney which cause "secondary hypertension". (there is a cause.) coarctation of the aorta is another example of "correctible hypertension.". ...Read more

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What is considered too low for diastolic pressure?

What is considered too low for diastolic pressure?

Depends: "too low" implies that it is a problem. 70 is lower than average but would not raise an eyebrow. 50-60 is unusual and would lead me to think, why? If you feel well it is probably not a problem. But if the diastolic pressure is on the low side, i would consider things that might cause that even if the patient is well. Leaking of the aortic valve for instance can cause a low diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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Why is there no increase in diastolic pressure after exercising?

Physiology: Diastolic pressure reflects the properties of the arterial tree in between heart beats. Exercise causes blood vessels to dilate, reducing resistance to forward flow (decreased impedance or afterload). Diastolic pressure remains the same or even falls following vigorous exercise. Systolic pressure initially rises but it falls to below baseline levels during cooldown. This is normal exercise physio. ...Read more

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