What if your systolic and diastolic numbers are close together?

What if your systolic and diastolic numbers are close together?

If systolic pressure goes up ā€” even if the diastolic pressure stays the same ā€” the patient is at risk for developing serious cardiovascular conditions. What Is Pulse Pressure? The term pulse pressure might be new to you ā€” it’s the difference between your systolic pressure and your diastolic pressure.

What is the pulse pressure on a BP of 140 80?

Blood pressure chart

Category Systolic Diastolic
normal less than 120 and less than 80
elevated 120-129 and less than 80
high blood pressure stage 1 (hypertension) 130-139 or 80-89
high blood pressure stage 2 (hypertension) 140 or higher or 90 or higher

Which number is more dangerous systolic or diastolic?

Over the years, research has found that both numbers are equally important in monitoring heart health. However, most studies show a greater risk of stroke and heart disease related to higher systolic pressures compared with elevated diastolic pressures.

Does 128 refer to systolic or diastolic pressure?

Normal: Less than 120/80. Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80. Stage 1 hypertension: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89.

What causes high pulse pressure?

A widened (or larger) pulse pressure occurs with several diseases, including aortic regurgitation, aortic sclerosis (both heart valve conditions), severe iron deficiency anemia (reduced blood viscosity), arteriosclerosis (less compliant arteries), and hyperthyroidism (increased systolic pressure).

Is a diastolic reading of 58 too low?

Most doctors consider blood pressure too low only if it causes symptoms. Some experts define low blood pressure as readings lower than 90 mm Hg systolic or 60 mm Hg diastolic. If either number is below that, your pressure is lower than normal. A sudden fall in blood pressure can be dangerous.

When to worry about diastolic blood pressure?

Contact your doctor if your diastolic blood pressure is less than about 60 millimeters of mercury. Seek prompt medical attention if you notice symptoms of low blood pressure, such as weakness, dizziness or lightheadedness, nausea, confusion or excessive fatigue.

Which is more dangerous systolic or diastolic?

In a blood pressure reading, systolic pressure is the top number and diastolic pressure is the bottom number. People with higher systolic blood pressure had a greater risk of bleeding strokes and stable angina (chest pain), while those with higher diastolic blood pressure were more likely to be diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

What does a high systolic and a normal diastolic mean?

The systolic pressure is the one when the heart is actively pumping blood though the artery. The diastolic pressure is the one when the heart rests ( briefly) between active pumping. A high systolic pressure with normal diastolic pressure means that the hreart is having to work harder than normal to push the blood through the arteries.

What is the reason for high diastolic blood pressure?

The thyroid gland is one of these endocrine structures and it can produce abnormal levels of hormones that lead to elevations of diastolic blood pressure. Problems with the kidney , such as renal failure , are also a common reason for blood pressure increases.