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.
Answer assisted by Danielle Jones, Medical Student