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Blood Pressure Numbers

Top number is systolic reading.

Systolic represents the maximum pressure exerted on the arteries.

Bottom number is diastolic reading.

Diastolic represents the minimum pressure in the arteries.


Normal - 120/80

Elevated - 120-129 over 80 or less

High Blood Pressure (stage 1) - 130-139 over 80-90

High Blood Pressure (stage 2) - 140 or higher over 90 or higher

Hypertensive Crisis (seek immediate medical attention) - 

  180 or above over 120 or higher

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