By | 12 Oct 2022 at 10:00 PM
KBC

KBC 14: What are the two numbers in blood pressure readings called?

Options:

Systemic-Dystemic

Systolic-Diastolic

Soft-Difficult

Sharp-Deep

Answer: Systolic-Diastolic

Blood pressure readings are given in two numbers. The top number is the maximum pressure the heart exerts while beating (systolic pressure). The bottom number is the amount of pressure in the arteries between beats (diastolic pressure).