I - Definition
of high blood pressure
1.2 - Minimum
and maximum blood pressures (diastolic and systolic)
1.3 - Beyond 14/9,
a subject has high blood pressure
- Why such a value?
- Does the lowering of the blood pressure reduce cardiovascular risk?
- Current recommendations
- Minimum and maximum blood pressures (diastolic and systolic)
The blood pressure is dived into maximum blood pressure (systolic) and minimum
(diastolic). For this reason, the reading of the blood pressure is always
done using 2 digits, the systolic blood pressure and the diastolic: for example
12/7 means 120 millimetres of Mercury for the maximum blood pressure (systolic)
and 70 millimetres of Mercury for the minimum blood pressure (diastolic).
of the blood pressure using a sensor introduced into the aorta.
last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011