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What is a normal pulse pressure range? Sometimes my range is 25-35 standing... Other times laying down its 45-65 ....Why is this?

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 more

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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?

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

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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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I am 60 in excellent general health and exercise daily. BP is good with pulse pressure consistently around 56. I am not on BP Meds. Is this 56 normal for my age or should it be 40 or less. I monitor my BP weekly at home and it is always the same around 12

I am 60 in excellent general health and exercise daily. BP is good with pulse pressure consistently around 56. I am not on BP Meds. Is this 56 normal for my age or should it be 40 or less. I monitor my BP weekly at home and it is always the same around 12

Normal heart rate: Question not entirely clear. Normal heart rate is "60 to 100". People that are very physically active can have resting heart rates below 60- possibly the 56 you state. New blood pressure guidelines (2014) for 60 yrs and older are systolic ...Read more

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Have chronic symptomatic low pulse pressure (25-30) with normal hr. Have had ekg, stress echo, 48 holter and ep study, nothing urgent. What is wrong?

Have chronic symptomatic low pulse pressure (25-30) with normal hr. Have had ekg, stress echo, 48 holter and ep study, nothing urgent. What is wrong?

Low pulse pressure: Low pulse pressure is generally due to low systolic and near normal diastolic theoretically this can cause low perfusion in tissues but generally tissues respond by dilating blood vessels I am not sure what your symptoms are make sure sodium handling whether due to hormonal or otherwise should be checked drink lots of fluids. ...Read more

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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.

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.

High pulse pressure: 40 is okay .Anything more is to be concerned. And should get the cardiologist or internist check heart. If it is persistently high . Usually associated with ware hammer pulse. Consult if stays high. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure 120/60 normal? I thought the pulse pressure is too wide?

Is blood pressure 120/60 normal? I thought the pulse pressure is too wide?

Yes: Even though the pulse pressure slightly wide this BP is normal. ...Read more

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What is a normal pulse pressure?

40-60mmHg: But this is on average....Pulse pressure is less meaningful in most instances. ...Read more

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