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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

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Was diagnosed with diastolic dysfunction was put on 25mg cozzar pill. Do i take it even if my blood pressure is normal. Heart disease bad in family.

Was diagnosed with diastolic dysfunction was put on 25mg cozzar pill. Do i take it even if my blood pressure is normal. Heart disease bad in family.

Reasonable to take: Diastolic HF refers to stiffness in the heart muscle where the heart muscle doesn't relax fully after each contraction. Losartan is in a class of medications that helps the heart function better - independent of its effect on blood pressure. The consensus is not universal but overall is considered the right thing to do. Unless you are very sensitive, this dose shouldn't affect your pressure. ...Read more

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Diastolic pressure under 60 bad?

Diastolic pressure under 60 bad?

Nope: Some people who walk around and feel well have diastolic bps of zero. (at least as estimated by a BP cuff which is an indirect measurement). My only caveat: get an echo and be sure you don't have aortic regurgitation which can be severe, cause no symptoms for years, and be hard to detect with a stethoscope. ...Read more

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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 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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What does diastolic pressure relate to?

What does diastolic pressure relate to?

Artery Stiffness: The diastolic blood pressure or the "bottom number" when the blood pressure is taken is when the pressure at which the heart beat is no longer heard by the stethescope. It is related to the stiffness of the arterial tree in the body. The stiffer the artery the higher the diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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How can I improve my diastolic pressure?

If overweight: Lose weight. If smoking, stop. Avoid salt in your diet. Beyond those things, there's little you can do - medications can always control it. You should be checked, at least once, for other causes like kidney disease. ...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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Why do people have high diastolic pressure?

HTN: The pattern of high blood pressure is that young people tend to have high diastolic pressure and elderly people tend to have high systolic pressure. Both/either are harmful and should be controlled. The cause of essential hypertension has never been adequately determined. There is a genetic component and obesity is a risk factor. ...Read more

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What is the average diastolic pressure for people?

What is the average diastolic pressure for people?

About 80: The normal and average diastiolic blood pressure is considered to be about 80. Of course, it depends on things such as age. ...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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