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A 42-year-old male asked:

Is a blood pressure reading of 147/75 normal for a 43 year old man?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
40 years experience
Blood pressure: The upper number of 147 is a little on the high side, but not terribly so. The fact that the numbers are odd numbers suggests to me that the pressure was measured with an automatic cuff. Manual BP readings are more accurate, and in any event one should not decide too much on the basis of a single reading. Multiple readings taken over time are more useful.

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