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diastole

the dilatation of the chambers of the heart that follows each contraction, during which they refill with blood

diastole

[dī′as·tə·lē]
(physiology)
The rhythmic relaxation and dilation of a heart chamber, especially a ventricle.
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Diastolic blood pressure is how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart is resting between beats.
The researchers found that the models could predict blood pressure with a measurement bias of 0.39 [+ or -] 7.30 mm Hg, −0.20 [+ or -] 6.00 mm Hg, and 0.52 [+ or -] 6.42 mm Hg for systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, and pulse pressure, respectively.
Some experts even argue that it might be possible to ignore the diastolic number.
But those risks also climbed in tandem with diastolic pressure; and people with normal systolic readings were still at risk if their diastolic pressure was high.
PHILIPS HD-7 dedicated 2D-ECHO machine was used for diastolic assessment of all patients and was carried out by single operator.
KEYWORDS: Elderly; Coronary heart disease; Cardiac remodeling; Systolic function; Diastolic function.
Keywords: Atenolol, Diastolic blood pressure (DBP), Essential hypertension, Systolic blood pressure (SBP), Telmisartan.
In labetalol group, mean diastolic blood pressure was reduced from 100.9 +-6.8 mmHg to 93.5 +-7.2 mmHg (p value =0.000).
To eliminate the negative effects on LV diastolic function in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, history of coronary artery disease, primary pulmonary hypertension, hypertension, diabetes, renal insufficiency (serum creatinine level>1.5 mg/dl), respiratory diseases (pulmonary embolism and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), isolated right heart failure (HF), and moderate and severe aortic and mitral valve diseases were excluded from the study.
In this patient, during the course of UAP resolution, the grey-scale ultrasound-discernable low-echoic area became smaller but arterial blood flow remained: importantly, Pulse Wave Doppler revealed the "absence of diastolic flow" with systolic flow still remaining.
We measured each participant's height, weight, and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure at the nephrology clinics.