High Blood Pressure Is Often Called "The Silent Killer" due to the fact that so many people don’t realize they have high blood pressure before it is too late. Here are some basic facts to consider.
- Systolic (the higher number) measures blood being pushed from the heart.
- Diastolic (the lower number) measures pressure at rest when the heart is starting to refill.
- Excellent blood pressure is 115 over 75, not 120 over 80, which is often...