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Doctor insights on: Is Sepsis More Commonly Associated With Hypotension Or Hypertension

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Is hypertension or hypotension more common?

Hypertension: Hypertension is elevated blood pressure from a variety of causes, but particularly aging, obesity, poor diet, etc all make it worse or start younger. Since these are many of the hallmarks of the modern lifestyle (well , aging comes with all lifestyles), hypertension is much more common. Hypotension (low blood pressure) can come from the wrong dose of blood pressure meds, or some heart problems. ...Read more

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What is hypotension, is it a sudden killer like hypertension?

Hypotension: Often occurs suddenly and may cause fainting.It is associated with hypoglycemia and paradoxically caused by sugar in the diet. Hypertension is high BP and is more likely to be associated with heart disease. ...Read more

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If you have congestive heart failure, do you have hypotension or hypertension?

If you have congestive heart failure, do you have hypotension or hypertension?

Likely Hypertension: Untreated hypertension is the most common cause of heart failure. Over the years, the heart gets enlarged and eventually does not have the strength to pump well against the htn. Eventually this results in retention of fluids in the lungs and lower extremities and the patient then because short of breath and unable to walk. The take home message is treat htn! ...Read more

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Does my sister with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension?

Need more info: Some times high BP can cause heart failure which than causes a low BP or hypotension due to the weak heart. Without more info this is merely conjecture. ...Read more

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If endstage congestive heart failure, do they have hypotension or hypertension?

If endstage congestive heart failure, do they have hypotension or hypertension?

Usually hypotension: Most end stage heart failure patients have low blood pressure (hypotension), although if the blood vessels are hardened they can have normal or high blood presssure. ...Read more

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Do people with congestive heart failure generally have hypertension or hypotension?

CHF: Depending on the cause it can be low or high. Weak heart CHF usually has low blood pressure. Strong heart CHF or hefpef can have high blood pressure. The abbreviation stands for heart failure preserved ejection fraction. About half of CHF is each type. ...Read more

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Do people with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension or normal?

Do people with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension or normal?

All of the above: There is no direct relationship until late in the disease. People with CHF can have normal or high blood pressure. When the heart is very weak, the BP tends to be low. The waters are muddied by the fact that nearly every treatment we use for CHF lowers BP as a side effect. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
635 doctors shared insights

Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more