Blood Pressure reading: 120/80
December 4, 2012 5:11am CST
After the blood pressure of a person is taken, a reading in the Blood Pressure devise results, for instance, 120 / 80. The first number 120 is systolic while the second one 80 is called diastolic. What do we understand by systolic 120 and by diastolic 80? Those in the know may post comment or answer for the benefit of the reading community. Thank you.