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What is the difference between systolic and diastolic pressure?

What is the difference between systolic and diastolic pressure?

Heart cycle: The heart is a pump that works in a cycle. Each heart beat has 2 components: systole when heart contracts to pump blood and diastole when heart relaxes to fill with blood. That is why each blood pressure measurement has 2 numbers: the upper one is systolic blood pressure and lower one is diastolic blood pressure. ...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


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What is the main difference between systolic and diastolic pressure?

What is the main difference between systolic and diastolic pressure?

Pulsatile flow: Blood flows through the arteries in a pulsatile fashion, propelled by rhythmic contractions of the left ventricle. The pulsatile flow means that the pressure is higher in systole (when the heart contracts) and lower in diastole (when the heart relaxes). Systolic pressure is the peak pressure and diastolic pressure is the lowest pressure. ...Read more

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What is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

What is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

See below: Systolic pressure(top number) is the pressure measured when the heart is contracting and ejecting blood. Diastolic pressure(bottomnumber) is the pressure measured when the heart is relaxing and filling with blood. ...Read more

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What's the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

What's the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

See below: Systolic blood pressure(top #) is the pressure measured when the heart is contacting(ejecting blood ) while diastolic pressure (bottom#) is the pressure when the heart is relaxing and filling with blood. ...Read more

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What are the differences between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

What are the differences between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

Systolic diastolic: systolic is the blood pressure when the heart contracts or the peak pressure while the diastolic pressure is when the heart is relaxed or the minimum pressure. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between the systolic and the diastolic pressure?

Whats the difference between the systolic and the diastolic pressure?

Arteries and veins: Systolic pressure is the pressure in your artery during during cardiac contraction as blood rapidly flows into the arteries . It measures to certain degree the elasticity of the vessel . Diastolic pressure is the pressure after contraction when no active flow is going and measures the resting tone of the artery . CVP is the venous pressure closest to the heart or the vena cavae. ...Read more

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What are systolic and diastolic pressure?

What are systolic and diastolic pressure?

Pressure in arteries: The pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts is the systolic blood pressure and when it relaxes the pressure is the diastolic pressure. It could be measured directly by putting a needle into an artery or indirectly with a blood pressure cuff. ...Read more

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What to do if your systolic and diastolic pressure is high?

See doc, likely meds: Elevated systolic and diastolic BP implies likely needs for meds to control bp. If elevations are borderline high (130-140/80-90), would suggest checking at home, and then consider weight loss, alcohol and salt restriction to help. If frequent rechecks still show BP often in excess of 140/90, need to start med, along with physical exam and lab tests. ...Read more

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Is diastolic pressure up to 95 and systolic up to 13 normal? No previous history.

A little high: I am assuming you mean systolic of 130, not 13. A systolic of 130 is normal for most people but there are some conditions where we would like it a bit lower. Diastolic blood pressure should definitely be below 90 and 80 would be even better. A single measurement of a high blood pressure is not concerning but if the diastolic stays high you should see MD. Also avoid salt, caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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