A 23-year-old female asked:
blood pressure was 160/110 then took it again 5 minutes layer it was 130/90. does this mean i have high blood pressure? wasn't anxious or in pain.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 21 years experience
Likely not.: Hypertension formally requires repeated elevated measurements from being taken in a standard position.
This is being seated with legs flat on the floor (uncrossed), waiting for at least 5 minutes, with an appropriately sized, properly calibrated cuff.
If sporadically blood pressure measurements are elevated, would consider taking standard measurements as above randomly over a few weeks.
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Last updated May 28, 2013
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