What's More Important Systolic Or Diastolic Pressure?

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Roberta Profile
Roberta answered
Http://www.nature.com/jhh/journal/v16/n3/full/1001310a.html
Systolic blood pressure (SBP) is a more frequent cardiovascular risk
factor than diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and has a greater impact on
blood pressure staging, though this can vary with age, sex and country.
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Nathan Corrie answered
Both readings are important of course but the DIASTOLIC is more important as it gives the pressure of the blood when the system is at rest ie,between heartbeats.

Generally speaking, it should be between 70 and 90, and if it is consistently in 3 figures, then medical advice is a must.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
That debate used to be relevant in years past. Today both readings are important and have different implications on a person's health. So doctors take both numbers absolutely seriously. Low diastolic blood pressure readings tell a story of approaching cardiovascular problems so does high or low systolic blood pressure.

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