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Systolic Pressure (Definition)

The systolic blood pressure (the larger or "top" number of a reading) measures the pressure of the blood coursing through a vessel at its peak. It is a function of both how dilated the blood vessels are overall, the amount of blood in those vessels, and the force of squeeze generated by the heart. This number is the primary target ...Read more


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Blood pressure: does your systolic pressure affect diastolic pressure?

Blood pressure: does your systolic pressure affect diastolic pressure?

No: They're independent but often tend to go together. Younger people tend to have higher diastolic pressures. Older people tend to have higher systolic pressures. But those are just generalizations. ...Read more

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Will diastolic blood pressure ever exceed systolic blood pressure?

Will diastolic blood pressure ever exceed systolic blood pressure?

No: Systolic blood pressure occurs during contraction of the heart. The blood pressure falls progressively until the next contraction. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure immediately before the subsequent contraction. Diastolic blood pressure can never be higher than systolic blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure?

What are systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure?

See below: Systolic is the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts. Diastolic is the pressure when the heart relaxes. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

Yes? =140+/90+: If systolic (top #) is repeatedly 140 or higher and/or diastolic (bottom #) 90 or higher, then have hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure. Need to document BP readings from same machine/cuff (home, at store, etc.) w/date & time of day. Take list to your dr for review and discussion of benefit of medication vs likelihood of lifestyle changes lowering bp. ...Read more

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Whats increased intracranial pressure?

Above 15 cm H2O: Normal intracranial pressure is 5-15 cm h2o. Anything above that is increased. ...Read more

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What causes low diastolic blood pressure?

What causes low diastolic blood pressure?

How low? : If is two low, aortic valve regurgitation (leakage), could be the cause. A physical examination can help screen for that. ...Read more

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Is slow heart beat accompanied with high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Is slow heart beat accompanied with high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Depends.........: Depending on a lot of things including age, hydration, medications, fitness, current activity, pain, and many more, pulse and BP can both be high, both be low, one high and one low, or the other way. There's is not rule for that one - sorry. ...Read more

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High blood pressure and heart murmer linked?

High blood pressure and heart murmer linked?

They can: Innocent heart murmurs can be present in pts with hypertension. People with congenital heart disease with bicuspid aortic valve with heart murmur, can have associated condition called coarctation of aota with hypertension they can have both ...Read more

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When does high blood pressure damage the heart at what systolic and diastolic pressures?

When does high blood pressure damage the heart at what systolic and diastolic pressures?

Depends: Typically over the long haul concern is raised over end organ damage (to the heart for example) if SBP>140 and/or DBP>90. ...Read more

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High disystolic pressure than systolic pressure how n why?

High disystolic pressure than systolic pressure how n why?

See below: Diastolic hypertension is common at younger ages. After 50 or so systolic hypertension is more common. Both need to be treated. ...Read more

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Will fludrocortisone lower resting heart rate due to increased pressure?

Will fludrocortisone lower resting heart rate due to increased pressure?

Not usually: In most cases it would not be expected to lower your resting heart rate unless you had truly severe hypotension (low bp). But we're all a little different so you'll have to see for yourself. ...Read more

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Why is systolic pressure higher than diastolic?

Why is systolic pressure higher than diastolic?

Systolic blood : Pressure is essentially the pressure measured when the heart is contracting and ejecting blood while diastolic pressure is the pressure measured while the heart is relaxing and receiving blood . Therefore systolic BP is higher than diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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What makes low pulse rate high blood pressure?

What makes low pulse rate high blood pressure?

Many causes: There are many causes, including medications as well as heart disease. You should talk with your family practice doctor. ...Read more