What is the definition of diastolic pressure?

Answer Diastolic pressure is the minimum pressure the circulatory system experiences and can be detected as change in the sound of blood flow when using a sphygmomanometer (stehoscope & inflatable cuff). ... Read More »

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What is a low diastolic blood pressure?

Diastolic blood pressure is the amount of pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest. The Mayo Clinic defines a low diastolic blood pressure as a measurement less than 60 mm Hg (millimeters... Read More »

What is diastolic&systolic pressure?

Blood pressure is the amount of pressure that blood exerts against artery walls as it flows through them. The pressure results from the heart pumping blood through the body and the force created as... Read More »

What affects diastolic blood pressure?

Between heartbeats, when you feel no pulse, you might think your blood pressure drops to zero. Yet it remains high enough to keep your blood flowing and, depending on certain factors, may even clim... Read More »

What are the causes of high diastolic pressure?

Blood pressure, which is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), has two values: Systolic, the "top" number and diastolic, "lower" number. A high diastolic pressure equates to a significant ris... Read More »