Blood Pressure

Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels. ... Normal resting systolic (diastolic) blood pressure in an adult is approximately 120 mmHg (80 mmHg), abbreviated "120/80 mmHg".

What is the AHA recommendation for healthy blood pressure?


This blood pressure chart reflects categories defined by the American Heart Association.

Blood Pressure
Category
Systolic
mm Hg (upper #)
 
Diastolic
mm Hg (lower #)
Normalless than 120andless than 80
Prehypertension120 – 139or80 – 89
High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension) Stage 1
140 – 159or90 – 99
High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension) Stage 2
160 or higheror100 or higher
Hypertensive Crisis
(Emergency care needed)
Higher than 180orHigher than 110


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