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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Flint explains that previous research has influenced cardiology guidelines, which have focused primarily on systolic pressure to predict the risk of heart disease.
In the latest study, cardiovascular risks rose with each "unit increase" in systolic pressure above 140, by about 18% on average.
The study's findings also showed that, in one measure of cognitive function, the serial reaction time task, the patients treated to a systolic pressure of 130 mm Hg had an average 23-millisecond improvement in their reaction time from baseline to their 3-year follow-up, while patients in the control group treated to a systolic pressure of 145 mm Hg had a 33-millisecond increase in their average reaction time during follow-up.
Patients with a single episode of systolic pressure lower than or equal to 110mmHg during the one-year period were twice as likely to experience a serious fall or faint.
Patients with a single episode of systolic pressure lower than or equal to 110mmHg during the one-year period were twice as likely to experience a serious fall or faint and patients who had an average systolic blood pressure lower than 110mmHg over the one-year study period had a 50 percent greater risk of serious falls and fainting than those who had an average systolic blood pressure higher than 110mmHg.
Comparison between Systolic Blood Pressure measured by Oscillometry method (BPO) and by Pulse Oximetry method--Average of systolic pressure measured by reappearance and disappearance of pulse oximetry waveform (AvgSP--Average systolic pressure).
Blood pressure is recorded with two numbers representing the systolic pressure and diastolic pressure.
Recent evidence has suggested that while people in general benefit from a systolic blood pressure of 120 mm Hg or less, older adults might fare better with a higher systolic pressure. But this latest study found that lower systolic pressure was best for seniors.
When they start to hear the heart beat again, this is the top number of blood pressure, known as systolic pressure (120-140 or above).
Mean right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) pre PTMC was significantly higher 62.3+-10.91 mm of Hg than that of post PTMC 24 hour's 57.51+-9.67 mm of Hg and post PTMC 06 moths 46.49+-7.8mm of Hg, p value 0.001.
The first Korotkoff sound indicated systolic pressure and fifth Korotkoff sound indicated the diastolic pressure.
Similarly, MADs were associated with a significant 2.1 mm Hg reduction in systolic pressure and 1.9 mm-Hg reduction in diastolic pressure, compared with inactive controls.