Stroke specialist Alexander Flint, MD, shares results of blood pressure reading study on NBC News

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the top and bottom numbers in a blood pressure reading are both important in determining a patient’s risk for heart disease. Alexander Flint, MD, a neurointensivist and stroke specialist with The Permanente Medical Group, says in an article on that clinicians need to pay attention to the bottom number (the diastolic pressure) just as much as the top (systolic).
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