A 33-year-old member asked:
what's more important diastolic or systolic pressure?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Dean Giannone answered
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Both, actually: In actuality, they're both important for their own reasons. The systolic pressure should be lower than 120 and the diastolic lower than 80 for optimal health and risk reduction (i.e. Heart disease and stroke).
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
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