systolic blood pressure


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systolic blood pressure

Blood pressure during contraction of the ventricles. It is normally 100 to 120 mm Hg. Higher systolic blood pressures are found in prehypertension and hypertension.
Synonym: systolic pressure
See also: blood pressure

Systolic blood pressure

Blood pressure when the heart contracts (beats).
Mentioned in: Hypertension
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"As we get older, systolic blood pressure keeps marching up," she explained.
Exploring the changes in blood pressure values during the violation of personal space, a study reported that shorter interpersonal space led to changes, though insignificant, in blood pressure levels as well as increases in anxiety and tension.7 Similarly, in some studies found that people experienced significant increases in their systolic blood pressure values when they suffered from psychological stress.5,6,16 In the present study, the participants might have regarded it as a threat when their blood pressure was measured by the male student, for they did not know him.
After four weeks, the investigators found that the group with 150 or greater baseline systolic blood pressure on just the DASH diet had an average of 11 mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure compared to a 4 mm Hg reduction in those solely on the DASH diet, but whose baseline systolic pressures were less than 130.
A (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23596162) review of 16 trials of mostly healthy young men found drinking beetroot juice was associated with a 4.4 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure. But it found no change in diastolic blood pressure.
Achieving the lower systolic blood pressure increased the number of serious adverse effects, however (RR=2.58; 95% CI, 1.703.91; P<.0001; absolute risk increase=2%; number needed to harm=50).
These effects remained similar even when the effects were compared between strata of mean baseline systolic blood pressure, baseline coronary heart disease, or baseline cardiovascular disease (Lancet.
The government-sponsored Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) included 9,361 people with systolic blood pressure between 130 and 180 mmHg.
In a systematic review and meta-analysis of 51 studies involving 4,888 patients, researchers found that the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device was associated with a significant mean systolic blood pressure reduction of 2.5 mm Hg and a mean diastolic reduction of 2- mm Hg, compared with inactive controls.
BETHESDA, Md., , Muharram 28, 1437, November 10, 2015, SPA -- Earlier this year, researchers stopped a clinical trial two years early because lowering systolic blood pressure below current guidelines was so successful at reducing death from heart disease and heart failure, according to UPI.
In September, the National Institutes of Health halted the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) early because the results were clear.
Data revealed that those adults who consumed more protein, whether from animal or plant sources, had statistically significantly lower systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure levels after 4 years of follow-up.
Atopic dermatitis was linked with systolic blood pressure in at least the 90th percentile (OR, 2.06, P = .03), even after the researchers accounted for age, sex, race, use of cyclosporine or prednisone, BMI, and waist circumference.