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Relating to, or occurring during cardiac systole.
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Relating to or occurring during cardiac systole.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


The phase of blood circulation in which the heart's pumping chambers (ventricles) are actively pumping blood. The ventricles are squeezing (contracting) forcefully, and the pressure against the walls of the arteries is at its highest.
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(for South Dakota) to remind them that "s" comes first for systolic, and "d" comes second for diastolic when measuring blood pressure.
Using medical records from 1.3 million patients, his team confirmed that, yes, high systolic blood pressure was a stronger risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
"Both systolic and diastolic hypertension contribute significantly to cardiovascular risk, regardless of the threshold used for hypertension (≥140/90 mm Hg or ≥130/80 mm Hg)," the authors write.
One was progression of white-matter hyperintensity on brain MR images, which is a measure of neuron necrosis in the brain, and this analysis showed that the growth of white matter occurred at a 40% reduced rate among 99 patients treated to an average ambulatory systolic blood pressure of 130 mm Hg, compared with the average progression among 100 controls treated to an average ambulatory systolic of 145 mm Hg.
"Also, when we looked at differences in blood pressure over time within individuals, comparing years when they lived in an area with a smoke-free law to years when they didn't, systolic blood pressure was lower on average when they lived in an area with smoke-free laws, after accounting for overall trends in blood pressure and for how people's levels of risk factors like diet and physical activity changed over the study period," Mayne explained.
Among the patients with treated blood pressure, 27 % had a systolic blood pressure under 110mmHg during at least one visit.
Significant systolic and diastolic function impairment have been observed in 4% of 50 samples.
At visit-1 (time of inclusion in the study), sitting systolic and diastolic BP was taken initially and recorded in the individual patient proforma.
We described our included sample using frequency (% proportion) for gender and mean ([+ or -] standard deviation) for weight, height, systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, and BMI.
Participants were sorted into four groups based on their baseline systolic blood pressure: 120-129, 130-139, 140-149 and 150 or greater baseline systolic blood pressure.
Left ventricular systolic dysfunction in childhood can occur due to many causes.
Patients with both type 2 diabetes and acute heart failure face a significantly lower risk of death but a higher risk of heart failure-related hospitalisation if they have had high systolic blood pressure on discharge from the hospital compared to those with normal blood pressure.

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