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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 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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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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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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How can I raise my diastolic pressure?

How can I raise my diastolic pressure?

Why would you?: A low diastolic blood pressure could be due to leaking of the aortic valve or other problems so finding the cause is important. If you feel well, a low pressure, diastolic or systolic, may not be a bad thing. People with relatively low blood pressure live longer. And, how low are you talking about? ...Read more

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What is the normal diastolic pressure while exercising?

Less than 80: Diastolic blood pressure should stay the same or decrease when you do aerobic exercise like brisk walking or running. A normal diastolic blood pressure is less than 80 mm hg. ...Read more

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Can you describe the meaning of diastolic pressure?

Art bp between beat: It is the pressure in the arterial system in between heart beats. It is the lower number in a blood pressure. It reflects tone in the aterial bed. ...Read more

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From where does the diastolic pressure (80mm.Hg) come ?

Diastole: When the heart contracts the pressure within an artery is the systolic pressure; when the heart muscle relaxes and the pressure within the artery falls-this is the diastolic pressure. Thus 120systolic/80 diastolic. ...Read more

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What can high diastolic pressure mean?

What can high diastolic pressure mean?

Needs evaluation: High blood pressure either systolic or diastolic needs evaluation and treatment to prevent complications such as stroke, heart attack, or kidney damage. ...Read more

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When can diastolic pressure be measured?

Whenever you want: Diastolic blood pressure refers to the pressure in the arteries during the period of heart's relaxation, i.e. Once it finished ejecting blood during contraction. For every single heart beat, there is the period of contraction ("systolic blood pressure") and the relaxation ("diastolic"). In any single cardiac cycle, each of these arterial pressures can be measured. ...Read more

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