Enter your systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure into the calculator to determine your pulse pressure.

Pulse Pressure Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a pulse pressure.

  • Where PP is the pulse pressure (mmHg)
  • SBP is the systolic blood pressure (mmHg)
  • DBP is the diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)

To calculate the pulse pressure, subtract the diastolic pressure from the systolic pressure.

Pulse Pressure Definition

Pulse pressure is defined as the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

Pulse Pressure Example

How to calculate pulse pressure?

  1. First, measure the SBP.

    Measure your systolic blood pressure.

  2. Next, measure the DBP.

    Measure your diastolic blood pressure.

  3. Finally, calculate the pulse pressure.

    Subtract the DBP from the SBP to calculate the pulse pressure.


What is pulse pressure?

Pulse pressure is a measure of the difference between systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure.

What is a healthy pulse pressure?

Healthy pulse pressures are considered to be between 40 and 60 mmHg.