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  • Blood pressure is a measurement of how hard the blood pushes against your arteries with each heart beat.
     
  • “Systolic” is the larger number on top. This is when pressure is highest (right after each heart beat).
  • “Diastolic” is the smaller number on bottom, when pressure is lowest (in between heart beats).
     

 

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Last Reviewed: May 21, 2014