What Your Blood Pressure is Telling You
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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.