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What are the causes of increased difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

what are the causes of increased difference between systolic n diastolic blood pressure ....???for example.... bp of 110 by 50.....???in a patient of almost 60 years...???
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Dear patient,

The most common causes of increased differences in systolic and diastolic pressures are isolated systolic hypertension and aortic insufficiency; the incidence of both conditions increases as we age over 50 years, particularly in males.

Truly yours,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

In most cases, the systolic pressure (upper figure) rise is usually due to stiffness of large arteries.... / Diastolic pressure (lower figure) fall is due to vasodilatation..

Examination / EKG / ECHOcardiogram / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance.

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
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Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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