A 38-year-old member asked:
what do the top and bottom number mean on a blood pressure test?
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Systolic ; diastolic: The top number (systolic) is the pressure reading when the heart pumps and pushed blood through the arteries. The bottom number (diastolic) is the pressure when the heart rests between beats.
Answered on Dec 5, 2017
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