High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines

High blood pressure was redefined Monday by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80, not the previous limit of 140/90. “High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher for the diastolic measurement,” said the guidelines.

One Response to High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines

  1. William Hicks November 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

    What has made the American Heart Association change it’s definition?

    Could it be similar to the egg’s are bad, then eggs are good?

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