Which Blood Pressure Number is More Important?by
Dr. Gabe M.
found that the best predictors for future heart attacks are the systolic (heart contraction) blood pressure and pulsepressure...The higher number (systolic) measures pressure when your heart contracts, and the lower (diastolic...
Diastolic Blood Pressure Linked ...by
Dr. Rubens D.
percent higher odds of cognitive impairment. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and pulsepressure were not linked to impaired cognitive status.
"It is intriguing that DBP but not SBP (nor pulsepressure...