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26 years into the planned five-year study after a 25 percent reduction in primary cardiovascular outcomes -- myocardial infarction, other acute coronary syndromes, stroke, heart failure, or death from cardiovascular causes -- and a 27 percent reduction in all-cause mortality in the group aiming for 120 systolic pressure.
As a result, there are no good studies showing that younger people benefit from taking drugs to achieve a particular systolic pressure.
The predictive value of systolic pressure variation is well attested to in ventilated patients.
If your systolic pressure is over 140, ask your doctor how you can lower it.
These cyclic changes in systolic pressure of pulsus paradoxus can be observed by continuous intra-arterial pressure monitoring (See Figure One).
This put them in the age group most likely to have high systolic pressure, and meant they were old enough to have been exposed to significant amounts of lead before public policy changes in the 1970s reduced environmental lead from gasoline, paint, and other sources.
The first pulse sound, or the systolic pressure, should be recorded for use in calculation of the ABI.
At the other extreme were women who smoked, were 35 or older, had a systolic pressure of 135 mm Hg or greater, had a history of early preeclampsia (occurring before 37 weeks), and had not used folate supplementation.
Both systolic and diastolic pressure readings are important, but systolic pressure should be watched more carefully in people over 50 years of age.
Analyses revealed a negative, low, and non-significant correlation between depression (assessed by the score on the BDI-II) and median systolic pressure (r = -.
The normal systolic pressure is less than 120 mm Hg.
Zipes: As people age, the systolic pressure rises and the separation between systolic and diastolic pressure widens because the arteries become stiffer.