The diastolic pressure has been estimated to be about 35 to 45 mm.
The minimum pressure in the artery, the pressure at the end of diastole, is called the diastolic pressure.
When the systolic and diastolic pressures approach, heart failure is imminent either when pressure picture is high or low.
We know that when the pulse rate is constant, vasodilatation causes a fall in diastolic pressure and a rise in pulse pressure.
It can only be determined by measuring both the systolic and diastolic pressure.
On the contrary, vasoconstriction causes a rise in diastolic pressure and a fall in pulse pressure.
The diastolic does not fall to the same extent as the systolic so that there is a pulse pressure smaller than normal.
Others held that the diastolic pressure should be read at the fifth phase, the absence of all sound.
It is characteristic of all cases of aortic insufficiency that the diastolic pressure is low, even as low as 30 mm.
The diastolic pressure is not very variable; it is not subject to the same influences which disturb the systolic pressure.
The period during the normal beating of the heart in which the chambers of the heart dilate and fill with blood. Diastole of the atria occurs before diastole of the ventricles. Compare systole.
diastolic adjective (dī'ə-stŏl'ĭk)