I - Definition
of high blood pressure
- 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
- Beyond 14/9, a subject has high blood pressure
Currently, the value of blood pressure which is defined as arterial hypertension
is 140 millimetres of mercury (14 in the everyday language) for the systolic
blood pressure (maximum) and of 90 millimetres of mercury (9 in the everyday
language) for the diastolic blood pressure (minimum).
This definition is very
general because as mentioned in another chapter, the reference value
varies according to situations.
last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011