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    Find factsheets, resources and tools to help you understand how stroke affects people, and how to get help or to help yourself

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  • Word of the day

    Blood Pressure

    Blood pressure is the force of the blood against the walls of the arteries. It is measured by a ratio of two numbers: systolic – registered during a heartbeat and diastolic – registered between heartbeats. Less than 120/80 is optimal. 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure or hypertension.

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    Blood pressure is how hard the blood pushes against the walls of your arteries. 

    It is measured with two numbers. 

    The first number is during a heartbeat. 

    The second number is between heartbeats. 

    It is best to have blood pressure under 120/80. 

    If your blood pressure is over 140/90, you have high blood pressure. 

    High blood pressure is also called hypertension.

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