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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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Is there an equation connecting systolic pressure to pulse rate?

Is there an equation connecting systolic pressure to pulse rate?

Double product: Systolic blood pressure times pulse is called the double product. It is used in stress testing to measure the work load on the heart and to help risk stratify patients for coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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What is the exact relationship between pulse rate and pressure?

What is the exact relationship between pulse rate and pressure?

They are independent: They are independent (except when one is zero the other rapidly becomes zero). ...Read more

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Im 18 and I checked my pressure I got a 77 as a pulse rate. But lately I've been feeling tired and really fatige. Is that normal?

Im 18 and I checked my pressure I got a 77 as a pulse  rate. But lately I've been feeling tired  and really fatige. Is that normal?

Fatigue: A heart rate of 77 (normal range < 90) is considered normal. Fatigue can be caused by many different issues including lack of sleep or poor sleep hygiene, thyroid problems, stress/depression or other psychological problems. If these symptoms continue, it would be advisable to talk to your doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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My pulse rate is normal, but pulse pressure is high. PP is typically around 60 at rest and 70-80 when stressed or after walking. Is this a concen?

My pulse rate is normal, but pulse pressure is high. PP is typically around 60 at rest and 70-80 when stressed or after walking. Is this a concen?

Need context: It's hard to determine for your situation. If your pulse rates are abnormal - it lacks clinical context . Fo you have symptoms at your resting rate? Are you on medications like a beta blocker that can affect your heart rate? Remember, we doctors avoid treating numbers- we treat the patient! Try adding more clinical details to your question. ...Read more

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My nlood pressure of 126/81 pulse rate of 73, is that healthy?

My nlood pressure of 126/81 pulse rate of 73, is that healthy?

See below: The jnc vii recommendations are a BP of 135/80 or less is normal. ...Read more

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I have an autonomic nervous sys disorder. My pulse pressures are >20 all the time. Diastolic is 110-120. Systolic is ~130. Usually my bps r 75/55...

I have an autonomic nervous sys disorder. My pulse pressures are >20 all the time. Diastolic is 110-120. Systolic is ~130. Usually my bps r 75/55...

I'm confused: I'm not understanding you. You say that your pulse pressure is >20 all the time but then say your diastolic is 110-120, systolic 130 (this can't be). Please help me understand your question. ...Read more

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High blood pressue averages 175/180. Diastlolic average low 60. Pulse rate average 50 at rest. Have been prescribed 5mg amlodipine . Is this ok? 67

High blood pressue averages 175/180.  Diastlolic average low 60. Pulse rate average 50 at rest.  Have been prescribed 5mg amlodipine .  Is this ok? 67

Amlodipine for BP: 70 M BP 180/60 prescribed amlodipine 5 mg. OK? I specialize in high BP. I and guidelines would generally do following but check with ur team. First get a number of readings with home device that is accurate on u. See my checklist. Then if above 140 at your age begin DASH eating plan See my checklist. BP not ...Read more

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