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What does D stand for?

D stands for Diastolic (blood pressure)

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ISLAMABAD -- Researchers have used molecular genetic engineering to optimize heart performance in models of diastolic heart failure by creating an optimized protein that can aid in high-speed relaxation similar to fast twitching muscles.
In a metaanalysis of 29 randomized controlled trials of vitamin C supplementation (median dose, 500 mg per day; median treatment duration, 8 weeks), the pooled changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure relative to placebo were--3.
The study focused on systolic blood pressure over diastolic blood pressure because "systolic hypertension is substantially more common than diastolic hypertension, and systolic blood pressure contributes more to the global disease burden attributable to hypertension than diastolic blood pressure.
The vigorous, repetitive training regimens that athletes routinely endure lead to a number of characteristic changes, including enhanced diastolic function, larger left ventricular dimensions and mass, and right ventricular dilatation and systolic dysfunction (2).
Hypertension, or high blood pressure is called "the silent killer" because people often don't know they have it ** Systolic Pressure (the top number on your reading) reflects the pressure in your arteries when the heart beats ** Diastolic Pressure (the bottom number) reflects the arterial pressure between heartbeats.