The importance of systolic vs diastolic blood pressure.

Q: Which is more important to watch the upper or lower pressure reading?

A: Both the upper and lower readings need to be controlled.  Just having a high upper number reading, systolic hypertension, is more common in the elderly.

Further Reading:
Is The Top (Systolic) Or The Bottom (Diastolic) Blood Pressure More Important, Or Is The Average? –
Systolic Vs. Diastolic Blood Pressure

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