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What's the definition of blood pressure?

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Blood pressure is the force of the blood against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps it around your body.

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association: ''Common Tests for Heart Failure,'' ''Understanding Blood Pressure Readings,'' ''How to Get Your Cholesterol Tested.'' 

womenshealth.gov: ''Heart disease fact sheet.''

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on March 18, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association: ''Common Tests for Heart Failure,'' ''Understanding Blood Pressure Readings,'' ''How to Get Your Cholesterol Tested.'' 

womenshealth.gov: ''Heart disease fact sheet.''

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on March 18, 2018

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