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Posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: my wife has a diastolic measured 47. is this needs for alarm?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that in older persons it is normal to have a lower diastolic blood pressure, with a high difference between diastolic and systolic blood pressure.

But, I would recommend performing some tests to exclude other possible causes:

- a cardiac ultrasound to examine the aortic valve
- complete blood count for anemia
- thyroid hormone levels for thyroid dysfunction.

Hope to have been helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr.Iliri
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