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What is systolic hypertension?
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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: High blood pressure
Blood pressure is a systolic number over a diastolic number: the heart never fully goes down to 0 pressure so there is a squeeze pressure and a coast or relax pressure.
Systolic hypertension means the top number is too high.

In brief: High blood pressure
Blood pressure is a systolic number over a diastolic number: the heart never fully goes down to 0 pressure so there is a squeeze pressure and a coast or relax pressure.
Systolic hypertension means the top number is too high.
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