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Doctor insights on: Low Diastolic Bp

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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