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What is meant by diastolic blood pressure?

What is meant by diastolic blood pressure?

Diastolic pressure: The diastolic blood pressure represents the lowest blood pressure that the vessels are subjected to during the circulation of the blood by the pumping action of the heart , and this occurs just before each heartbeat. The systolic blood pressure is the highest pressure in the blood vessels and this occurs immediately after each heart beat. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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What is meant by blood pressure?

What is meant by blood pressure?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read more

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When doing blood pressure what is meant by systolic and diastolic?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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When doing blood pressure what is meant by systolic and diastolic?

Top and bottom BP: Systolic pressure is the peak blood pressure generated by the heart when it contracts, assuming no outflow obstruction, in which case it's still the highest BP sen blythe circulation. Diastolic pressure is the lowest BP recorded as the heart "relaxes" (not really), as supported by the aortic valve. Cardiac risk of future events increased by higher levels of both numbers. ...Read more

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What is blood pressure?

What is blood pressure?

Force needed: Blood pressure is the amount of force generated to propel the blood down the vessels to the point they reach their destination.It is usually reported in how high in millimeters a column of mercury would be displaced by the registered pressure. ...Read more

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What is blood pressure measured with best?

What is blood pressure measured with best?

Needle in artery!: In a hospital/icu setting, the best readings are obtained with a catheter inserted directly into an artery. It's the best because the reading comes directly from the blood vessel. I bring this up to point out home blood pressure cuffs are a rudimentary device that indirectly measures blood pressure. Don't think there is a "best" option. That's why we do several readings over time to assess. ...Read more

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What is meant by ocular pressure?

What is meant by ocular pressure?

Pressure inside eye: Ocular pressure is the pressure inside the globe of the eye. That pressure is generally 8-21 mm/hg. Sustained low level elevations and acute high level elevations in pressure may cause loss of vision. ...Read more

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What is the safest range of a pulse pressure in a blood pressure? Is it really 30-60 difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

What is the safest range of a pulse pressure in a blood pressure? Is it really 30-60 difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

Many factors. HT Pri: The pulse pressure is just 1 of many numbers on a blood pressure recording that has information for doctors. While the "normal" pulse pressure is about 40 mmHg, with a range you mentioned, a pulse pressure outside of that range may not be significant. In general, a high pulse pressure is worse than a low one, but it also depends on the NUMBER of the systolic (upper)reading. TTYD or HealthTap Prime ...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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How is diastolic pressure measured by a doctor?

How is diastolic pressure measured by a doctor?

Listening carefully: Systolic pressure is the top number and represents the maximal pressure generated by the heart contraction.Diastolic pressure is the pressure during relaxation of the heart. It is measured with a stethoscope as the BP cuff is deflated. As the pressure is brought down in the cuff the first heart beat heard is the systolic pressure.When the heart beat can no longer be heard, that is the diastolic ...Read more

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What is a low diastolic blood pressure number?

What is a low diastolic blood pressure number?

Less than 60: Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590. ...Read more

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At what diastolic pressure is the blood flow?

At what diastolic pressure is the blood flow?

Diastolic pressure: The ormal diastolic pressure in an adult is 80mmhg. The blood flows at that pressure, however could be higher and/or lower and still flows. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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Diastolic Pressure (Definition)

Diastolic pressure is essentially the pressure in the blood vessels in between beats when the heart is filling for the next beat, or the "resting pressure". On a blood pressure meter it is the bottom number, with normal for most patients ...Read more


Diastolic Blood Pressure (Definition)

Is the lower number on BP reading measuring BP ...Read more