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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaso-dilation: Because of peripheral vaso-dilation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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