Diastolic pressure

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Diastolic[1] blood pressure is the lowest blood pressure in the cardiac cycle between contractions. When measuring the blood pressure you would read it as systole over diastole[2]. Diastole is the relaxation phase of the cardiac cycle[3][4].

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diastole
  2. Medicine Net. (2015)Definition of Diastole. Available at http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=16164 [Accessed 19th October 2015]
  3. The free dictionary (2015) Diastolic blood pressure: Available at http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/diastolic+blood+pressure [Accessed 19th October 2015]
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diastole
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