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What is the definition of diastolic pressure?

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Diastolic pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries when the heart is filling. It is the lower of two blood pressure measurements; for example, if the blood pressure is 120/80, then 80 is the diastolic pressure.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America.

Texas Heart Institute.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

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SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America.

Texas Heart Institute.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

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