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When is diastolic pressure normally low?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: In the elderly

Hello livk -- diastolic pressure is commonly lower as we get older -- partly due to the increased stiffness of the vessel and low volume reserve.
However, please note that diastolic pressure is rarely accurate using the automated home BP machine -.

In brief: In the elderly

Hello livk -- diastolic pressure is commonly lower as we get older -- partly due to the increased stiffness of the vessel and low volume reserve.
However, please note that diastolic pressure is rarely accurate using the automated home BP machine -.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Dr. Nathan Ritter
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Older patients

As people age, the diastolic pressure usually decreases, so for an 80 year old, for example, the blood pressure will be 140/60.
Nothing is done about it unless the person is having major symptoms of lightheadedness or passing out.

In brief: Older patients

As people age, the diastolic pressure usually decreases, so for an 80 year old, for example, the blood pressure will be 140/60.
Nothing is done about it unless the person is having major symptoms of lightheadedness or passing out.
Dr. Nathan Ritter
Dr. Nathan Ritter
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