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What does a high systolic, but low diastolic BP for my 6 month old means?

What does a high systolic, but low diastolic BP for my 6 month old means?

?: It depends on how marked it is - it may be nothing. But the pathologic cause, if there is one, is an AV (arterial-venous) fistua (abnormal communication). ...Read more

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Is 133/67 good bp? Is the diastolic low?

Is 133/67 good bp? Is the diastolic low?

Probably: I would like to see your blood pressure below 120 systolic at your age. If this measurement is the same on more than 2 occasions, you should consider measuring your own BP at home periodically since you are at risk of developing high blood pressure as you get older. Do note that blood pressure measured at the doctor's office tend to be higher , a condition known as "white coat hypertension.". ...Read more

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What causes low diastolic but high systolic?

What causes low diastolic but high systolic?

Wide pulse pressure: High systolic and low diastolic pressure is seen with aortic valve insufficiency and sometimes other conditions. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your systolic is high and your diastolic is low?

What exactly does it mean if your systolic is high and your diastolic is low?

=Wide Pulse Pressure: The difference between the systolic and diastolic pressure is the pulse pressure. A widened value, such as you are describing, may be due to a variety of causes such as aortic valve regurgitation, atherosclerosis, hyperthyroidism, an av malformation, head trauma, or medications. ...Read more

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Is there a problem if I have a pt with high systolic 155, and low diastolic 49?

Is there a problem if I have a pt with high systolic 155, and low diastolic 49?

140/90 normal: Systolic < 140 (130 for diabetics) diastolic <90 (80 for diabetics). ...Read more

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What is more worrisome? Low systolic or diastolic? My reading are 88/52. And what that's number indicated?

What is more worrisome? Low systolic or diastolic? My reading are 88/52. And what that's number indicated?

Symptoms?: I would not be worried if you don't have any symptoms. If you feel faint, dizzy, nauseated, then I would be worried. Both numbers are important but only if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Is the diastolic to low in a BP of 127/57? Pulse rate 54 to low?

Is the diastolic to low in a BP of 127/57? Pulse rate 54 to low?

Not necessarily : Diastolic measurement is likely inaccurate with ambulatory machine so follow the systolic measurement. ...Read more

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Systolic BP tends to go high but normal diastolic usually. Doctors have trouble treating as it drops my diastolic too low any ideas?

Systolic BP tends to go high but normal diastolic  usually. Doctors have trouble treating as it drops my diastolic too low  any ideas?

Low diastolic BP : Does usually cause significant problems & begs the question if why you have a wide pulse pressure. Have you had an echocardiogram to rule out significant aortic valve insufficiency? ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the main causes of low diastolic bloodpressure?

Help please? I want to know what are the main causes of low diastolic bloodpressure?

With nl systolic?: I assume you mean with a normal systolic pressure? The only two I can think of are severe aortic insufficiency and a large arteriovenous (AV) fistula. We'll see if other Healthtap Doctors can think of others? ...Read more

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Took bp at home with electronic machine. Battery was low and died right after results of 120/101. Never have a diastolic that high from low battery?

Took bp at home with electronic machine. Battery was low and died right after results of 120/101. Never have a diastolic that high from low battery?

Buy a new battery!!!: If battery was low & died, ignore that reading & stop worrying about weird/strange numbers. Instead, go buy a new battery & proceed from there. No need to speculate on impact of low/dead battery. Don't forget to rest at least 5min before checking. Repeat at least twice more then average these 3 readings. Get to know your baseline at specific time of day. Then repeat at different time. Review w/doc ...Read more

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Toprol (metoprolol) XL 50mg upped to 150mg, 100 morning 50, bedtime. Took morning dose for first time today and BP is 116/45 pulse 55. Is diastolic too low ?

No: Typically if your diatolic is 40 or less i will start getting concerned. As long as you do not have symptoms you can cont with current dose of toprol (metoprolol) with BP of 116/45 and hr of 55. ...Read more

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What can low diastolic pressure mean?

What can low diastolic pressure mean?

Not much: A lower diastolic number means nothing unless it's less than what's expected to be normal for a particular patient, based in overall health and age. ...Read more

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How can I treat low diastolic pressure?

Placebo 10mg: Low diastolic pressure is, generally speaking, good. It means your vessels have high compliance. At 25, you're probably in good shape. If you're worried, see your doc. ...Read more

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When is diastolic pressure normally low?

When is diastolic pressure normally low?

In the elderly: Hello livk -- diastolic pressure is commonly lower as we get older -- partly due to the increased stiffness of the vessel and low volume reserve. However, please note that diastolic pressure is rarely accurate using the automated home BP machine -. ...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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