Tue March 13, 2012 By: Pooja Anand

what is systolic pressure and diastolic pressure?????

Expert Reply
Wed March 14, 2012
Diastolic blood pressure - It is the pressure in the bloodstream when the heart relaxes and dilates, filling with blood.
Systolic blood pressure - It is the pressure exerted on the bloodstream by the heart when it contracts, forcing blood from the ventricles of the heart into the pulmonary artery and the aorta.
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