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Using a Home Blood Pressure Monitor
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Hypertension Guidelines



(All figures are for U.S.)

CATEGORIES FOR BLOOD PRESSURE LEVEL IN ADULTS*
(Age 18 Years and Older)
Blood Pressure Level (mm Hg)
Cateory
Systolic
Diastolic
Normal
High Normal
130-139
85-89
High Blood Pressure
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
140-159
160-179
>180
90-99
100-109
>110
*For those not taking medicine for high blood pressure and not having a short term serious illness.
(< means less than > means greater than or equal to)
 

Reprinted with permission by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

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