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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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How can I lower diastolic pressure of heart?

How can I lower diastolic pressure of heart?

Diastolic pressure: We use the same medicines for systolic and diastolic pressure. Decreasing vascular resistance will lower diastolic pressure, decreasing intravascular volume will decrease diastolic pressure, and other steps... ...Read more

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What is the lowest diastolic pressure heart can handle?

It depends!: A healthy, young athletic heart will do just fine in the 50's. An old/diseased heart may need diastolics above 70-80 to maintain blood flow through the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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What is the lowest heart beat rate that could be considered normal? Also please tell me what the lowest normal diastolic blood pressure is.

What is the lowest heart beat rate that could be considered normal? Also please tell me what the lowest normal diastolic blood pressure is.

Heart rate: Heart rate can be very variable patient to patient an athlete can have a resting hr of 30-40 and that would be normal . It really depends if you are dizzy of lightheaded . Below 40 in most ppl is a bit too low. ...Read more

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I thought diastolic blood pressure is the pulling of blood into the heart and systolic blood pressure is responsible for pushing it out. Am i right?

I thought diastolic blood pressure is the pulling of blood into the heart and systolic blood pressure is responsible for pushing it out. Am i right?

Not exactly: Your description of systolic is correct: it's the pressure generated by the contraction of the heart. But diastolic pressure, which is measured between heart beats when the heart is filling/not pumping reflects the integrity of the aortic valve and the elasticity of the arterial system, especially the aorta. ...Read more

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High diastolic pressure in heart found during cardiac catheterization, what does it indicate and/or is further testing needed?

High diastolic pressure in heart found during cardiac catheterization, what does it indicate and/or is further testing needed?

Heart pressure: This is likely diastolic dysfunction, which indicates a stiffness in the way your heart relaxes. The heart may also be thickened. Usual cause is hypertension, and it may be reversibile with treatment. Diastolic pressure at cath will also be elevated with an enlarged or weakened heart (heart failure). The doc that did your cath can explain why yours is elevated. ...Read more

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When does high blood pressure damage the heart at what systolic and diastolic pressures?

When does high blood pressure damage the heart at what systolic and diastolic pressures?

Depends: Typically over the long haul concern is raised over end organ damage (to the heart for example) if SBP>140 and/or DBP>90. ...Read more

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Is there a heart valve disease that causes elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressures?

Is there a heart valve disease that causes elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressures?

No: Elevated systolic pressure seen in severe aortic regurgitation but not diastolic pressure . In fact diastolic pressure is low in ai resulting in wide pulse pressure . Also seen in arterio venous fistula. ...Read more