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Narrow Pulse Pressure
Concerned about narrow pulse pressures, under 20, when upright eg: 98/84. Very cold hands/feet, blue, worse on one side, fatigue, 2x syncope, EKG norm?
Why is my pulse pressure narrow? Bp ranges from 99/77 hr93 100/71 hr 84 99/73 hr 83 109/79 hr89 all taken within a few minutes of each other. Dangerous?
Margin of error: When taking blood pressure it is important to remember that all cuff measurements will have potential for slight variability. 99/77 ; 100/71 really aren't out of sync with each other. Also remember repeatedly inflating a BP cuff over the same spot in a short time span can artificially effect the results. ...Read more
What is a normal pulse pressure ? What is to narrow and what is to wide? Sometimes my pp is 25-35 and sometimes its 45-65. 25-35 standing and 45-65 llying down.
Same as elevated BP: Widened pulse pressure is a marker of cardiovascular mortality. Must be evaluated in context of other "blood pressures" systolic, diastolic and mean bp. Must figure personal characteristics such as height and known atherosclerotic stiffness. If pulse pressure is 120 you must have HTN and this should be treated down to goal. Once that is done your pulse pressure may not be elevated at all. ...Read more
It depends: As in what the cause of a low/narrow pulse pressure is. Extremely low pulse pressures like you mention can be related to congestive heart failure, shock, aortic stenosis(narrow of the major outlet valve of the heart) or other things like fluid around the heart affecting how the heart pumps(cardiac tamponade). In the end, this can lead to poor blood flow of the organ systems of the body. ...Read more
What is a normal pulse pressure range? Sometimes my range is 25-35 standing... Other times laying down its 45-65 ....Why is this?
Y r u measuring BP?: Both can be normal depending of level of rest and/or activity. Main question is why a healthy 25 yo is measuring it? If you are worried about your health: eat well and exercise regularly, if you are smoking: quit and if you are overweight, loose a few pounds. Do not waste time taking your pulse pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Widen pulse pressure (SBP - DBP) constantly 60 or 65, what cardio tests shall I go through in order to detect if there is any cardio disorder.
Forget "tests": You don't need any tests (yet, and maybe not at all). See a good doctor, share your medical history with them and any commplaints you might have about your heart. If your history suggests anything wrong, your doctor will know what to do. Numbers mean nothing outside of some context. ...Read more
My pulse pressure runs consistently low. 20-30 , sometimes even a little lower. I.E. 99/77 BPM 93 . Is this considered dangerous ? I feel ok.
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