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What are the two measurements of blood pressure to determine if you have heart disease?

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Blood pressure is the force or pressure your heart needs to pump blood around your body. It’s recorded as two measurements:

Systolic blood pressure: The pressure in your arteries when the heart squeezes (the higher number)

Diastolic blood pressure: The pressure in your arteries when the heart relaxes between squeezes (the lower number)

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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