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Doctor insights on: Pulse Pressure Chart

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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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What are risks of pulse pressure in excess of 120?

What are risks of pulse pressure in excess of 120?

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

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What will happen if pulse pressure is reduced to 20?

What will happen if pulse pressure is reduced to 20?

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

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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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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.

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

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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.

See below: The difference between systolic and diastolic BP is called pulse pressure. The normal range is between 30 - 60 mm. It can be widened for example in dehydration and certain valvular and muscle diseases of heart and also in senior citizen. ...Read more

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My pulse pressure is regularly 50 - 60. how can I reduce this to 30 - 40? more exercise?

My pulse pressure is regularly 50 - 60. how can I reduce this to 30 - 40? more exercise?

Pulse pressure: The pulse pressure is defines as the difference between higher and lower BP measurements. Higher puls epressures have been associated with such diseases as Alzheimers while lower pulse pressure is an undesirable finding in patients with heart failure. The widened pulse pressure may occur naturally in young, healthy people, provided they are not clinically hypertensive. With exercises, BP increases ...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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I have bradycardia Rsting HR of 45 and a high pulse pressure - 54. Should I be concerned?

I have bradycardia Rsting HR of 45 and a high pulse pressure - 54. Should I be concerned?

Bradycardia: A heart rate this low may be normal in a well conditioned athlete but less likely to be normal in the general population. Typically not a concern if you are not symptomatic when exerting yourself- exercising/ climbing stairs/ taking a hot shower. Most commonly people pass out if this is one if the concerning conditions. If you are having symptoms or just want reassurance, then be evaluated. ...Read more

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I am bed ridden with CFS. My pulse pressure is often high. E.g. 125/60, 135/65, or something like 155/80 when I move too much. Should I be concerned?

I am bed ridden with CFS. My pulse pressure is often high. E.g. 125/60, 135/65, or something like 155/80 when I move too much. Should I be concerned?

NO: These blood pressures are not serious. The chronic fatigue is not going to be affected by this and your health is not in danger or need not be worried for this.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do pulse pressure and blood pressure differ?

How do pulse pressure and blood pressure differ?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure has systolic and diastolic components. The higher number is the systolic when the heart squeezes, the smaller number is the diastolic when heart relaxes. The difference between systolic and diastolic pressures is the pulse pressure. ...Read more

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What's the different between pulse pressure and blood pressure?

What's the different between pulse pressure and blood pressure?

Pp = Sbp - dbp: Pulse pressure = systolic BP - diastolic bp. ...Read more

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I am 22 and I noticed that I have a consistently wide pulse pressure. My resting is normally 60 mmhg and my exercise is 120 mmhg. What should I do?

I am 22 and I noticed that I have a consistently wide pulse pressure. My resting is normally 60 mmhg and my exercise is 120 mmhg. What should I do?

I assume diastolic!: It is not normal for diastolic blood pressure to double during exercise, particularly to the level of 120. This would indicate pre-hypertension. If you are talking about systolic blood pressure, the oddity would be one of 60 at rest, which is abnormally low. But the perfectly healthy response is a fall in diastolic blood pressure and rise in systolic during vigorous activity! ...Read more

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Consistent pulse pressure of 20-25. Is this dangerous? BP is usually 97-110 over 55-78. HR is usually 54-85. Diagnosed with vasovagal & suspected pots

Consistent pulse pressure of 20-25. Is this dangerous? BP is usually 97-110 over 55-78. HR is usually 54-85. Diagnosed with vasovagal & suspected pots

It is something: To watch. I believe it is quite common for those with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome to have a narrow pulse pressure. A normal pulse pressure--the difference between systolic and diastolic BP--is considered to be around 40. Higher pulse pressures often indicate cardiac dysfunction. The lower pulse pressure in POTS probably comes from frequent low systolic pressures to start with. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 120/60. I read that pulse pressure of 60 or more is dangerous. Is it true?

My blood pressure is 120/60. I read that pulse pressure of 60 or more is dangerous. Is it true?

Pulse pressure: You are correct that a pulse pressure (pp) of > 60 is bad. However, your systolic BP of 120 is normal. Therefore, at your age of 21, your pp of 60 is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How damaging is a pulse pressure in excess of 100 and how long can it be sustained without medication? Male age 67.

How damaging is a pulse pressure in excess of 100 and how long can it be sustained without medication? Male age 67.

Echo/Doppler for AI: A very wide pulse pressure can correlate w increased cv risk particularly in association with aortic insufficiency. A large systolic outflow volume followed immediately by substantial aortic valvular regurgitation (insufficiency) makes the diastolic BP plummet thus resulting in an increased pulse pressure. Increased risk also for aortic dilatation, anneurysm, and dissection. ...Read more

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Chronic narrow pulse pressure a clue or something to be concerned about? 24yr woman been going to the doctor for lots of symptoms and they suspect AI.

Chronic narrow pulse pressure a clue or something to be concerned about? 24yr woman been going to the doctor for lots of symptoms and they suspect AI.

Narrow Pulse P.: AI has a wide pulse pressure, not a narrow pulse pressure.
Young female with narrow pulse pressure - would get an echocardiogram. Low cardiac function, pericardial effusion, aortic stenosis, mitral stenosis, severe anemia, and tachycardia are considerations. Also could be normal in young healthy person depending on values and circumstances it is measured. ...Read more

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How important is pulse pressure? BP is 119/63. Having weakness in arms and legs.

How important is pulse pressure? BP is 119/63. Having weakness in arms and legs.

Pulse pressure: Is the difference between the upper systolic pressure and the lower diastolic pressure. It is very important because a wide pressure can indicate poor control of the arterial system. This can be caused by vitamin B1 deficiency, usually caused by an intake of sugar and sweeteners. This may be the cause of your leg and arm weakness ...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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Ask again. With a b/p of 166/92 and pulse pressure of 74, could that signal my diastol heart failure is getting worse?

Ask again. With a b/p of 166/92 and pulse pressure of 74, could that signal my diastol heart failure is getting worse?

Heart failure: If your BP is 166/92 that is bad for anyone

if you have left sided heart failure then you have poor control of your BP and are straining your heart

stop caffeine salt and go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause of high pulse pressure (not resting) 180/90 in 75 old recent onset after being stable for 7 years after bypass operation?

What is the most likely cause of high pulse pressure (not resting) 180/90 in 75 old recent onset after being stable for 7 years after bypass operation?

This is: Thought to be due to a HARDENING (lack of ELASTICITY) in the AGING AORTA! .....Was the AORTIC VALVE replaced??????????
Just a thought
Dr Z ...Read more

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25 year old white male. Hypertensive. 10 mg Lisinopril to manage HBP. I exercise and eat well. Pulse pressure 60-70 on average. Should I be concerned?

25 year old white male. Hypertensive. 10 mg Lisinopril to manage HBP. I exercise and eat well. Pulse pressure 60-70 on average. Should I be concerned?

Pulse Pressure: I presume you are talking about systolic minus diastolic pressures on average. Normal is around 30 to 40. 60-70 is definitely to high. It sounds like the Lisinopril is not being effective. Lots of variables here. Are you of normal wt and BMI? Are you ingesting large amounts of salt and/or caffeine? What OTC drugs are you taking.? Good BP technique, cuff size, 5 min rest while sitting important. ...Read more

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I (male, 35)take lisinopril 10 mg daily, my randomly calculated BP reading are (125/65, 135/70, 130/65, 136/72). (SBP - DBP) Pulse pressure is 60 or 65 constantly, do I have any cardio disease! Worried

Lisinopril: The Lisinopril is controlling your blood pressure but the cigarette smoking and elevated lipids place you at risk for cardiovascular disease. Diet, exercise, stopping smoking, and possibly statin meds to control lipids would decrease your risk. ...Read more

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I have ehlers danlos and pots. I take vasoconstrictors which helps but my blood pulse pressure has a big gap 107/50 is that a concern?

I have ehlers danlos and pots. I take vasoconstrictors which helps but my blood pulse pressure has a big gap 107/50 is that a concern?

Aortic valve: The closure of the aortic valve determines the diastolic number; if the valve leaks, the diastolic blood pressure is lower. A careful cardiac exam can often detect a leak and an echocardiogram can confirm its presence and determine whether or not the leak is significant. ...Read more

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I have ehlers danlos & pots. I take vasoconstrictors & feel much better but my blood pulse pressure has a big gap 107/50 is that safe?

I have ehlers danlos & pots. I take vasoconstrictors & feel much better but my blood pulse pressure has a big gap 107/50 is that safe?

Pulse pressure: Usually resting pressure gap (pulse pressure) is upto 30 to 40 mm hg. Yours is between 50 to 60 mm hg. A high resting pulse pressure (pressure difference >100 mm hg) is harmful and tends to accelerate the normal aging of body organs, particularly the heart, the brain and kidneys. Your pulse pressure is slightly on higher side because of vasoconstrictors that you are on. ...Read more