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    Vaughn's SummariesMedicine Summaries

    Heart Health

    Blood Pressure ChartNormal Blood Pressure Range

    by Vaughn Aubuchon

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    What is your adult Blood Pressure?What is normal blood pressure?What is normal blood pressure range?What is high blood pressure?This page attempts to answer these questions.

    1. BP RANGE Chart2. BP RANGE Notes.

    3. BP LEVELS Table4. BP LEVELS Notes.

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    1. Systolic vs. Diastolic

    Blood Pressure Range ChartUnits = millimeters of mercury

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    Download a 1-page printable .PDF fileof the Blood Pressure Chart above.

    The above chart is also available in Portuguese -Portuguese Blood Pressure Chart.

    Many thanks to Salomao Fresco for providing it.

    Human Blood Pressure RangeDiagram

    Textual Description

    The 1st Number: Systolic pressure is the bloodpressure when the heart muscle contracts.The 2nd Number: Diastolic pressure is the bloodpressure when the heart is relaxed.

    The BP numbers shown in the chart represent

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    "Typical" systolic-diastolic pairs. There are many"non-typical" systolic/diastolic pairs, which I haveanalyzed statistically at Systolic-Diastolic Pairs.

    What is Normal Blood Pressure? Buy and use anautomatic blood pressure monitor. Compare yourBP reading with the numbers on the chart above.Draw a line from your systolic pressure to yourdiastolic pressure. Is the slope of the line about the

    same as shown on the chart? Where do YOU fit in?What are your risk factors?Are your blood pressure readings within the normalblood pressure range?Should you take anti-hypertension medication tolower your blood pressure?

    Normal human daily Blood Pressure Range can varywidely, so any single blood pressure monitor readingis not reliable. BP monitor readings must be taken atdifferent times of day, to determine AVERAGE bloodpressure levels over time.What is important is your AVERAGE BP, or MAP (MeanArterial Pressure) over time.Or, where are those numbers sitting MOST of thetime?Normal MAP is about 93 mm of mercury.

    For the scientists among you: The pressure of 1 mmof mercury = 0.019337 P.S.I. A systolic bloodpressure of 2 P.S.I. is good, a systolic blood pressureof 3 P.S.I. is not good.

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    2. Blood Pressure Range Notes

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    Normal Blood PressureBP Readings Range

    Systolic Diastolic

    HIGH Blood Pressure SymptomsStressed, Sedentary, Bloated, Weak,Failing

    210 - 240+180 - 210160 - 180140 - 160

    125 - 140+110 - 125100 - 11090 - 100

    Stage 4 High Blood PressureStage 3 High Blood PressureStage 2 High Blood PressureStage 1 High Blood Pressure

    140130

    120110100

    9085

    807065

    BORDERLINE HIGH BPHigh Normal

    NORMAL Blood PressureLow NormalLow Blood Pressure

    9080706050

    6055453530

    90 - 60 - Very Low BP80 - 55 - Extremely Low BP70 - 45 - Danger60 - 40 - Danger50 - 30 - DANGER LOW

    LOW Blood Pressure Symptoms -Weak, Tired, Dizzy, Fainting, Coma

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    3. Blood Pressure Levels TableHere is essentially the same information

    presented above, in tabular format,

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    with notes at the bottom..

    Comment Systolic Diastolic

    PulsePressure(S - D) MAP

    Stage 4.

    Far, Far, FarTOO HIGH

    Medication IsABSOLUTELYNECESSARY

    240 140 100 173

    235 135 100 168

    230 135 95 167

    225 130 95 162

    220 130 90 160

    215 125 90 155

    Stage 3.Medication Is

    ABSOLUTELYNECESSARY

    To PreventHeart Attack

    and Stroke

    210 125 85 153

    205 120 85 148

    200 120 80 147

    195 115 80 142

    190 115 75 140

    185 110 75 135

    Stage 2.Way Too High -Medication Is

    STRONGLY ADVISED

    180 110 70 133

    175 105 70 128

    170 105 65 127

    165 100 65 122

    Stage 1.Too High -

    Most DoctorsWill Prescribe Meds

    160 100 60 120

    155 95 60 115

    150 95 55 113

    145 90 55 108

    BORDERLINE 140 90 50 107

    135 85 50 102

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    High Normal 130 85 45 100

    125 80 45 95

    NORMAL 120 80 40 93

    Low Normal

    115 75 40 88

    110 75 35 87

    105 70 35 82

    Very LowChildren and Athletes

    100 70 30 80

    95 65 30 75

    90 60 30 70

    Extremely Low -Meds May BeRequired To

    Prevent Fainting(Syncope)

    85 55 30 65

    80 50 30 60

    75 50 25 58

    70 45 25 53

    DangerFar, Far, Far

    Too Low -MEDICATION

    REQUIRED

    65 40 25 47

    60 35 25 43

    55 35 20 42

    50 30 20 37

    45 25 20 32

    40 20 20 27

    210 - 450 60 60 60 60

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    4. BP Levels Table Notes(for table directly above)

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    1. Why did I do this? I searched high and low on theInternet, and I could find nothing like this in one place - a

    Summary of human BP range, the Averages, and theComments relating to each BP level.

    2. How did I get the numbers? I started with thecommonly seen "Systolic/ Diastolic pairs" seen in theliterature - 200/120, 160/100, 140/90, 120/80 and

    90/60. From there, I interpolated and extrapolated all theother numbers. Note that these are AVERAGErelationships. For instance, instead of 140/90, your BPmay be 140/100, or 140/80. Each individual will have aunique systolic-diastolic relationship. If your S/Ddifference varies significantly from the averages shown

    above, this can be helpful in assessing your particularcardiovascular condition.

    3. Fairly recently, the difference between Systolic and

    Diastolic pressure, named "Pulse Pressure", has been

    gaining interest in the research community. This PulsePressure has been found to correlate linearly with heart

    attack risk - the higher the number, the higher the risk.According to this theory, a BP of 140/ 90 (PP=50) is

    more desirable than a BP of 140/ 80 (PP=60).This PP relationship at each pressure appears to be

    almost linear.

    4. As for the comments, I have "averaged" the references

    made in the literature, since not all doctors agree upon thepressures at which to treat, and how aggressively to treat

    (multiple medications, type of meds, etc.). You can rest

    assured that the pharmaceutical companies prefer that youtake medication at 135/80, since they sell the meds. Most

    doctors are not so aggressive. Remember that ALL

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    medications have side effects. Heart medications have

    more serious side effects than any other class of

    prescription drugs.

    5. Be aware of the "Circadian Rhythm" cycle. YourBlood Pressure is highly influenced by the time of day.

    For normal people, the highest BP occurs about midday,and the lowest at about 3-4 AM in the morning. For some

    people, described as "non-dippers", this early morning BP

    dip does not occur. For these people, highest bloodpressure usually occurs around 6 AM to 9 AM in the

    morning. Some doctors are not aware of this, and makeerroneous assumptions. A non-dipper may see 150/95 in

    the morning, and 130/85 in the evening. Non-dipping isusually associated with abnormal sleep conditions, such as

    sleep apnea, heavy snoring, drug and alcohol abuse, etc.

    6. One blood pressure reading means very little. The

    advice to "Have your blood pressure checked once ayear" is useless. What time of day? Had you eaten less

    salty foods recently? Were you relaxed that day, when

    you are usually much more stressed? Had you recentlyexercised vigorously? You must check your BP far more

    often than once a year, especially if you show "borderline"readings. I can produce a very low, or very high blood

    pressure AT WILL, based upon what I do during the 24hours prior to the measurement.

    7. Beware of "white coat syndrome", which results in amuch higher BP reading than normal, due to the

    authoritative doctor, the foreboding, sterile exam room,and the smells such as alcohol and disinfectant. All this is

    not relaxing. Some unaware doctors may prescribemedication, when in fact, you don't need it at all. As soon

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    as you leave the office, your BP returns to normal. This is

    another great reason to use your own automatic BP wristmonitor, so t

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