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Hi, my name's Dr Warrick Bishop and I'm a cardiologist. I'd like to take a moment to speak with you about blood pressure.
Now, you will have heard blood pressure talked about all the time. And we talk about a top number and a bottom number. And you may have heard words like 120 over 80. Well, that'd be perfect blood pressure if you're an adult. Great numbers. But what do they mean? Well, the higher number, the top number is the pressure within the vascular system during the time that the heart is contracting. We call that systolic blood pressure because the contraction of the heart is called systole. The bottom number is the pressure within the system when the heart is relaxing. We call that diastolic pressure. So 120 over 80, systolic over diastolic. I hope that makes sense.
If you want more information. I've done a podcast on the very topic. Link should be below. I wish you the very best. Please keep a close eye on your blood pressure. Till next time, don't die from a heart attack. Goodbye.
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