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What does the term diastolic hypertension mean?

What does the term diastolic hypertension mean?

Bottom number high: When measuring blood pressure (BP) one gets two numbers - systolic is the pressure during the time the heart is contracting and diastolic is during the time it is relaxing. BP is recorded as systolic over diastolic . Diastolic hypertension is when the bottom number is elevated above its normal maximum of 80-90. In younger patients, diastolic hypertension is related to more worrisome outcomes. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What does high pulmonary pressure mean?

What does high pulmonary pressure mean?

Well: It means that the pressure between your right side of your heart and the left side is higher than expected. These are the vessels that run through the lungs. There are many causes of pulmonary hypertension however and many ways to treat it. A cardiologist can best order the tests, make the diagnosis and offer treatment. Sleep apnea has become a common cause of this due to obesity. ...Read more

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What does the abbreviation CHF mean?

What does the abbreviation CHF mean?

CHF: Congestive heart failure. As a simple explanation one can say this is a condition in which the heart has difficulty providing blood flow to the tissues and organs of the body. The heart muscle is usually weak, too stiff, or both. ...Read more

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What does the medical term HDL mean?

What does the medical term HDL mean?

HDL: HDL stands for "high density lipoprotein". It's the good, heart-protective form of cholesterol. ...Read more

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What does a lower diastolic pressure means?

What does a lower diastolic pressure means?

How low?: If you do not have any symptoms and is it is between to 60 mmhg, it is probably normal for you. It is hard to diagnose someone just based on a number, may things can cause a drop in the diastolic bp, infections, dehydration, hormonal problems, heart problems, pregnancy, blood loss, lack of nutrient among many others. ...Read more

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What does diastolic pressure of 53 mean?

What does diastolic pressure of 53 mean?

Blood pressure: A diastolic pressure of 53mmhg could be normal, it could also indicate decreased peripheral vascular resistance or aortic insufficiency or several other things. ...Read more

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What does severe pulmonary hypertension means?

What does severe pulmonary hypertension means?

Very high pressure: "severe pulmonary hypertension" means that the blood pressure in the lungs is very high. This is different than "systemic hypertension, " which is high blood pressure in the vessels of the body. The concept, however, is the same. There are a number of causes of this pulmonary hypertension, and when very severe, it can cause significant disease. This should be followed closely by a specialist. ...Read more

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What does the term leukoencephalopathy mean?

What does the term leukoencephalopathy mean?

PML: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a rapidly progressive viral infection of the brain caused by creutzfeldt jacob papova virus which affect support cells of the brain. Causes headaches, memory loss, speech & vision difficulties, changes in mental status, seizures, partial paralysis, limb weakness, incoordination, and finally coma & death. ...Read more

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What does the medical term kidney blush mean?

What does the medical term kidney blush mean?

Contrast: When a test in another part of the body is done with iodine based contrast, the kidneys will be visible, or "blush" as the contrast is cleared through them. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mean pulmonary pressure (map) vs. Mean systemic pressure?

What is the difference between mean pulmonary pressure (map) vs. Mean systemic pressure?

Different arteries: Mean arterial pressure is calculated by adding the systolic pressure to twice the diastolic pressure and dividing by 3. Systemic pressure is your normal BP (actually aortic pressure). Example 120/70. Map = 87. Pulmonary artery pressure is the pressure in the pulmonary artery (carries blood from the right ventricle to the lungs). Normal is 35/15. Mean pulm artery pressure = 22. ...Read more

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I can't understand what is concentric remodelling and pseudonormal/restrictive diastolic function? What does it mean?

I can't understand what is concentric remodelling and pseudonormal/restrictive diastolic function? What does it mean?

Hypertension: concentric hypertrophy means thickened heart muscle. Diastolic dysfunction means stiffening of heart muscle. The main cause of this is hypertension (high blood pressure). ...Read more

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What does term anticoagulation mean?

What does term anticoagulation mean?

Prevents blood clots: Medications that prevent, or slow down the rate of forming blood clots. ...Read more

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What does the term heat syncope mean?

What does the term heat syncope mean?

Overheats and faints: A person who gets overheated will automatically dilate (widen) the blood vessels in his skin so that more blood will flow to the skin. His body does this in hopes of cooling him down, just like the elephant who sends more blood to his ears to cool his body down. The person, however, feels lightheaded and may faint because there is not enough blood flowing his brain (too much blood is in the skin). ...Read more

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What does the term erythematosus mean?

What does the term erythematosus mean?

Spelling?: Erythematous means red, usually because the little arteries are dilated because of inflmamation. Erythematosus is an adjective for the common type of lupus, literally (if somewhat strangely) "the red wolf". ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone says systolic hypertension?

What does it mean when someone says systolic hypertension?

See below: Systolic is the higher reading when blood pressure is checked some people specially older may have only this number elevated , while most others have both if both are elevated , they need to be treated. ...Read more

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What is the significance of diastolic hypertension?

What is the significance of diastolic hypertension?

Needs treatment: Either systolic or diastolic hypertension, or both, can lead to complications if not treated. It used to be thought that diastolic was worse than systolic but nowadays most experts feel that they are equally dangerous. Lack of treatment can result in damage to the heart, kidneys, and/or brain so get help even if you feel well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your diastolic number is 53?

Blood pressure: A diastolic pressure of 53mmhg could be normal, it could also indicate decreased peripheral vascular resistance or aortic insufficiency or several other things. ...Read more

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What exactly is the significance of diastolic blood pressure?

What exactly is the significance of diastolic blood pressure?

Can be harmful: Diastolic pressure is the lowest pressure reached inside blood vessels, and occurs as the hear is relaxing between beats. Normal values are below 80. Diastolic BP above 90 (or systolic above 140) will increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. It is definitely worth having BP checked regularly and treated if high. ...Read more

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What does heart inlargement mean?

What does heart inlargement mean?

Enlargement: There are normal measurements for chamber sizes and wall thicknesses of the heart. Enlargement means that either or both are increased out of the normal range. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more