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What does the term diastolic hypertension mean?
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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Bottom number high
When measuring blood pressure (BP) one gets two numbers - systolic is the pressure during the time the heart is contracting and diastolic is during the time it is relaxing.
BP is recorded as systolic over diastolic . Diastolic hypertension is when the bottom number is elevated above its normal maximum of 80-90. In younger patients, diastolic hypertension is related to more worrisome outcomes.

In brief: Bottom number high
When measuring blood pressure (BP) one gets two numbers - systolic is the pressure during the time the heart is contracting and diastolic is during the time it is relaxing.
BP is recorded as systolic over diastolic . Diastolic hypertension is when the bottom number is elevated above its normal maximum of 80-90. In younger patients, diastolic hypertension is related to more worrisome outcomes.
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Diastolic greater
Than 90mmhg.

In brief: Diastolic greater
Than 90mmhg.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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