6 doctors weighed in:

High blood pressure?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Over

130 on top and 85 on the bottom.

In brief: Over

130 on top and 85 on the bottom.
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Dr. Afshine Emrani
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Dr. Clarence Grim
To diagnose high blood pressure one needs to have the most accurate device that can be found. This is still a BP taken by a trained human listening to the BP and using a calibrated manometer. i never trust an automated device for my patient unless i can validate it as accurate by auscultation. Note the photo shows BP being done wrong. Cuff not in correct place.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: High blood pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood as it flows through the walls of the arteries.
It is measured as mm of mercury. There are two numbers to it . The upper higher number is when heart is pumping blood and called Systolic and lower when heart is at rest called Diastolic.Notmal BP is 120/ 80.Prehypertension is120-139/80-89.Numbers above that140/90 is HighBP and called Hypertension according to NIH

In brief: High blood pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood as it flows through the walls of the arteries.
It is measured as mm of mercury. There are two numbers to it . The upper higher number is when heart is pumping blood and called Systolic and lower when heart is at rest called Diastolic.Notmal BP is 120/ 80.Prehypertension is120-139/80-89.Numbers above that140/90 is HighBP and called Hypertension according to NIH
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Clarence Grim
To diagnose high blood pressure one needs to have the most accurate device that can be found. This is still a BP taken by a trained human listening to the BP and using a calibrated manometer. i never trust an automated device for my patient unless i can validate it as accurate by auscultation. For example the device shown in this picture can read +10 mm hg in some and -10 in others.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: BP definition.

The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body.
The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain.

In brief: BP definition.

The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body.
The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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