What Is the Definition of Systolic Blood Pressure?

Q:
What is the definition of systolic blood pressure?

A:
Systolic blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries when the heart pumps. After you check your blood pressure at home or have it checked in hospital, you will have two numbers. The systolic pressure is the higher number.

For example, if the blood pressure is 120/80, then 120 is the systolic pressure.

The following chart will help you judge the state of your blood pressure by your systolic pressure number.

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