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Pulse Pressure Chart
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 more
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
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.
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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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
BP is 98/78. Pulse pressure is 20. How can I get it up? How many salt tablets should I take daily? Dr said to take salt tablets but never said how muc
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
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
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?
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
Pp = Sbp - dbp: Pulse pressure = systolic BP - diastolic bp. ...Read more
Yes: Even though the pulse pressure slightly wide this BP is normal. ...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 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
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
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
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
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
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
One measurement is not enough to be sure.
Better systolic less than 120! ...Read more
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
My pulse pressure is never above 30. Usually about 23. Is this bad? I have vasovagal. How can I increase pulse pressure? My echo and ekgs are normal
Unimportant!: Increase your physical activities and follow a healthy lifestyle STOP measuring pulse pressure!! ...Read more
What is the most recommended medication for isolated systolic hypertension with. A pulse rate in high 40s. Pulse pressure averages over 100.Male.?
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
Ask again. With a b/p of 166/92 and pulse pressure of 74, could that signal my diastol heart failure is getting worse?
Got dysautonomia, blood pressure 124/60, wide pulse pressure, will fludrocortisone bring the diastolic BP up and make it more normal?
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?
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
Widen pulse pressure constantly 60 or 65. My lipids are normal, quited smoking, exercise daily, BP 125/65, 135/70, 130/65, 136/72. any cardio disease?
Data: The info provided is normal but can't rule out disease. Stop smoking ...Read more
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
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 & 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