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Old 10-06-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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what does the top number of your blood pressure mean

what does the top number of your blood pressure mean

 
Old 10-06-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Re: what does the top number of your blood pressure mean

If its higher than 140 consistantly...as Borat would say "notttttttt so good!"

 
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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Re: what does the top number of your blood pressure mean

The top number is called systolic. This is the measure of the pressure on your arteries when your ventricles (part of the heart) are contracting. The bottom number - diastolic, is when your heart is resting between beats.

 
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