systolic pressure


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systolic pressure

n.
The highest arterial blood pressure reached when the ventricles are contracting.
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Noun1.systolic pressure - the blood pressure (as measured by a sphygmomanometer) during the contraction of the left ventricle of the heart
blood pressure - the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health; "adult blood pressure is considered normal at 120/80 where the first number is the systolic pressure and the second is the diastolic pressure"
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More than 70 million people in the United States have hypertension, which is considered systolic pressure above 140 and diastolic pressure of 90.
In the study just concluded, the group with a targeted systolic pressure of 120 took an average of three medications while the group with a target of 140 averaged only two medications.
For example, two Japanese studies in older people found that those who reduced their systolic pressure to less than 140 fared no better than those who reduced it to between 140 and 160, or between 140 and 149.
A 3-point drop in systolic pressure, note the authors, would reduce stroke deaths by 8 percent and heart disease deaths by 5 percent nationwide.
8 mm Hg lower systolic pressure (the top reading) and 2.
However, psychotherapeutic interventions had no substantial impact on systolic pressure.
Stage 1 Hypertension is diagnosed when systolic pressure reaches 140 and diastolic reaches 90.
The cuff inflation was carefully controlled, sensing both sounds and oscillations, until the pressure was above systolic pressure, when rapid deflation occurred.
There was no beneficial effect on PWV, central pulse pressure, central systolic pressure, and augmentation index.
Systolic Pressure (the top number on your reading) reflects the pressure in your arteries when the heart beats
Both groups developed high blood pressure, but the systolic pressure remained lower than in rats that were on a high-salt diet with no medication or grape powder.
Repeating the blood pressure measurement using a sphygmomanometer may reveal a systolic pressure as low as 26 mmHg below the automatic reading.