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Whats the difference between the systolic and the diastolic pressure?

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Dr. Jesus Yap
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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