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Monday, September 21, 2009 Jim, Community Member, asks

Q: On blood pressure checks the difference/split systolic and diastolic readings are always in

the high 50 point range. I have read that this can be an 'indication' of potential trouble.

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
9/21/09 4:29pm

Hi Jim,


I'm not 100% sure I understand your question, so if I don't answer your question please resubmit.


A blood pressure of 118/62 or  say 110/60 are both "splits" of 50 points or greater.  Both blood pressures are very healthy.  You can have a wide variance between diastolic and systolic and still have a healthy blood pressure.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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