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What controls the diastolic pressure?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Vascular tone

Both systolic and diastolic pressures are significantly impacted by the level of vascular tone or "resistance" or restriction to a given rate of blood flow.
Although we have excellent medication options for managing vascular resistance, I have found that good cardiovascular conditioning seems to positively impact the diastolic blood pressure by enhancing "run off" in the peripheral vascular bed.

In brief: Vascular tone

Both systolic and diastolic pressures are significantly impacted by the level of vascular tone or "resistance" or restriction to a given rate of blood flow.
Although we have excellent medication options for managing vascular resistance, I have found that good cardiovascular conditioning seems to positively impact the diastolic blood pressure by enhancing "run off" in the peripheral vascular bed.
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Elasticity

Th e distensibility of the aorta and peripheral arteries.

In brief: Elasticity

Th e distensibility of the aorta and peripheral arteries.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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