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Why is systolic blood pressure so much higher than my diastolic b.P.?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart vs. artery

Systolic blood pressure is generated by the pumping of blood by the heart and is hence higher than diastolic blood pressure which is generated by the recoil of the arterial wall.

In brief: Heart vs. artery

Systolic blood pressure is generated by the pumping of blood by the heart and is hence higher than diastolic blood pressure which is generated by the recoil of the arterial wall.
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