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what's more important diastolic or systolic pressure?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
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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Dr. Henry Cusnir
28 years experience Cardiology
Both: Both.
Answered on Mar 15, 2013

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