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Decreased systolic pressure can better indicate the actual effects of blood pressure control

In the past, people with high blood pressure paid more attention to diastolic pressure than to systolic pressure mainly for two reasons: Firstly, hypertension (high blood pressure) is firstly manifested as elevation in diastolic pressure. Secondly, people with high blood pressure have been thinking for a long time that elevations in human systolic pressure, as they age, are normal phenomena, whereas the elevations in the diastolic pressure are abnormal. In fact, the effect of the level of the systolic blood pressure on human health is more important. Studies have demonstrated that when the systolic pressure is increased by 20 mmHg, the risk of cardiovascular diseases in people with high blood pressure will double.

Currently, the control rate of diastolic pressure is 90%, while that of systolic pressure stands at only 60%. That is to say, it is still very hard for people with high blood pressure to control systolic pressure. In the past, the target of people with high blood pressure in the treatment of hypertension was mainly the control of diastolic pressure, and now it seems that such an approach is biased. In fact, it is wise to control both diastolic and systolic pressures in treating hypertension.

See also:
Blood pressure goals for elderly
The greater the pulse pressure is, the more risks there will be
Narrow the pulse pressure without non antihypertensive drug
Systolic hypertension in elderly (SBP > 160 mmHg, DBP < 90 mmHg)
Drugs for complications of hypertension in the elderly
Will Exceedingly Decreased Blood Pressure Lead to Stroke?

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