Pulse pressure is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
In a lower than normal pulse pressures, or below 40 mm Hg, or a higher than normal pulse pressure, or above 60 mm Hg, a person may have poor heart function.
Measuring your pulse pressure may help your doctor predict if you’re at risk for a heart event, including a heart attack or stroke.
Formula to calculate pulse pressure.
Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats.
Systolic blood pressure refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries during the contraction of your heart muscle.
Suppose a person’s systolic pressure 105mm Hg and her diastolic pressure is 64mm Hg, calculate her pulse pressure.
Thus, her pulse rate is 37 .