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What two measurements are ued to record your blood pressure?

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Blood pressure is the force or pressure against the arteries by the blood as it’s pumped around the body.

It is recorded as two measurements:

Systolic is the pressure in the arteries when the heart squeezes (the higher number).

Diastolic is the pressure in the arteries when the heart relaxes between heartbeats (the lower number).

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Diagnosed?"

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Diagnosed?"

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

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