>Blood Pressure

>Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as your heart pumps blood. It includes two measurements. “Systolic” is your blood pressure when your heart beats while pumping blood. “Diastolic” is your blood pressure when the heart is at rest between beats. You usually see blood pressure numbers written with the systolic number above or before the diastolic number. For example, you might see 120/80.

Attribution

This article incorporates public domain material from Wikidoc and MedlinePlus. Please see licenses for further details.

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles

Leave A Comment?