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I'd like to speak with you today about blood pressure. You may have heard about top number and bottom number, like 120 over 80. That's a perfect blood pressure if you're an adult. In fact, these are great numbers. The top number is the pressure within the vascular system during the time that the heart is contracting. We call that systolic blood pressure. The bottom number is the pressure within the system when the heart is relaxing. We call that diastolic pressure.
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