The systolic pressure varies considerably under conditions which are by no means abnormal.
The habit of speaking of any systolic figure as normal should be broken.
If the systolic pressure does not also rise, as in a normal heart following exercise, we will say, the pulse pressure falls.
At the time of perforation the systolic pressure may be raised.
When the systolic and diastolic pressures approach, heart failure is imminent either when pressure picture is high or low.
The first perceptible pulse wave felt beneath the palpating finger at the wrist, represents on the scale the systolic pressure.
Up to within a very brief time all the statistical evidence of blood pressure was based on systolic readings alone.
The maximum pressure produced by the systole of the left ventricle of the heart is known as the maximum or systolic pressure.
It can only be determined by measuring both the systolic and diastolic pressure.
Hg lower than the systolic pressure, and consequently these figures represent the pulse pressure in the brachial artery of man.
The period during the normal beating of the heart in which the chambers of the heart, especially the ventricles, contract to force blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery. Compare diastole.
systolic adjective (sĭ-stŏl'ĭk)