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What does an elevated diastolic pressure indicate?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Risk of stroke/death

Same as elevated systolic pressure: the risk of stroke, congestive heart failure, heart attack, kidney disease and death are all elevated.

In brief: Risk of stroke/death

Same as elevated systolic pressure: the risk of stroke, congestive heart failure, heart attack, kidney disease and death are all elevated.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Hypertension

Elevated diastolic blood pressure is a form of hypertension.
If more than 90 mmhg, it needs to be treated first by salt restriction and diet and exercise, and then by medications. I would not let it linger for very long.

In brief: Hypertension

Elevated diastolic blood pressure is a form of hypertension.
If more than 90 mmhg, it needs to be treated first by salt restriction and diet and exercise, and then by medications. I would not let it linger for very long.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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