diastolic blood pressure

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di·as·to·lic blood pres·sure

(dī'ă-stol'ik blŭd presh'ŭr)
Intracardiac pressure during or due to diastolic relaxation in a cardiac chamber.
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Diastolic blood pressure

Blood pressure when the heart is resting between beats.
Mentioned in: Hypertension
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Diastolic blood pressure, on the other hand, generally peaks when people are in their 40s to 60s -- and then it declines.
Conclusion: Both labetalol and methyldopa reduced diastolic blood pressure significantly after 48 hours of intervention.
We used independent sample f-test to analyze the mean difference in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure between each gender and between smoking statuses.
Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was recorded with the onset of clear Korotkoff sound and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) reading was noted with the disappearance of these sounds.
For each extra one gram of total daily fiber, there was an extra 0.11 mmHg reduction in diastolic blood pressure.
Chaudhry et al in their study conducted to see the effect of local anesthetic with epinephrine on the blood pressure levels of hypertensive patients, showed a significant fall in the systolic as well as diastolic blood pressure instead of a general perception of rise in blood pressure.17
Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure were 124 11.78 and 82.50 8.49 respectively.
Comment: This meta-analysis showed that only the flaxseed powder treatment had a significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and that the flaxseed powder and flax oil had a significant effect on reducing diastolic blood pressure.
Results: In phenotypic analyses (up to n=49,363), increased 25(OH)D concentration was associated with decreased systolic blood pressure ([beta] per 10% increase, -0.12 mm Hg, 95% CI -0.20 to -0.04; p=0.003) and reduced odds of hypertension (odds ratio [OR] 0.98,95% CI 0.97--0.99; p=0.0003), but not with decreased diastolic blood pressure ([beta] per 10% increase, -0.02 mm Hg, -0.08 to 0.03; p=0.37).
Diastolic blood pressure - the lowest level blood pressure reaches as the heart relaxed between beats - was lowered by an average 2.38 mm Hg, compared to adults who didn't consume probiotics.
The researchers found that probiotic consumption lowered systolic blood pressure (the top number) by an average 3.56 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) by an average 2.38 mm Hg, compared to adults who didn't consume probiotics.