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HBP Patient Guide

A healthy blood pressure is under 120/80 mm Hg. A blood pressure reading of 120-139 systolic or 80-89 diastolic is defined as “prehypertension.” This means that the blood pressure is not high enough to be called high blood pressure (hypertension), but that it is higher than normal. If systolic blood pressure is 140 or greater, or diastolic blood pressure is 90 or greater, it’s high blood pressure. This table shows healthy and unhealthy blood pressure ranges as recognized by the American Heart Association: Blood Pressure Category BLOOD PRESSURE TRACKER - INSTRUCTIONS © 2012 American Heart Association, Inc. Blood Pressure Tracker Click here to download and print this helpful blood pressure tracker. Systolic mm Hg (Upper #) Diastolic mm Hg (Lower #) Normal Less than 120 And Less than 80 Prehypertension 120-139 Or 80-89 High Blood Pressure 140-159 Or 90-99 (Hypertension) Stage 1 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 2 160 or higher Or 100 or higher Hypertensive Crisis (Emergency care needed) Higher than 180 Or Higher than 110 Take a short quiz on what you’ve learned so far. Click here to begin… 5


HBP Patient Guide
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