What Your Blood Pressure is Telling You

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What does your blood pressure say about a potential heart attack?

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A new study finds both blood pressure numbers predict a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke.

The findings challenge the long held belief that only systolic blood pressure , the top number,  affects heart health.

Researchers from Kaiser Permanente looked at 36-million blood pressure readings from onver one million people.

They found while systolic pressure did have a greater impact, both numbers strongly influenced the risk of heart attack or stroke.

 

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