Pulse Pressure a risk factor for over 50 years old group
Feb 24th 2011, 04:20
Feb 25th 2011, 18:18
BTW, pulse pressure is simple to calculate:
Jun 17th 2013, 13:35
I'm interested in this too. I've joined an online group to look at PP outcomes.
May 6th 2016, 19:36
At first it looked like simple arithmetic. Then as I thought about it, I concluded that it measured the pressure in the short interval between heartbeats. If my heart is like my folded fist, then pulse pressure must be in that split second when my fist is tightly closed. If that pressure reading is increasing then it must be due to an increasing volume of blood in the heart chambers.
Aug 13th 2016, 20:30
Apparently, either pulse pressure or mean arterial pressure has to be high enough to enable blood to reach all parts of the body. If I can relate it to a sprinkler system, pulse pressure is what keeps the spray pattern steady and even.