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Definition of high blood pressure
What to do in case of hypertension?
For a better understanding of blood pressure The follow-up of a high blood pressure
High blood pressure damage High blood pressure and special cases
Why does high blood pressure exist? The self-measurement of blood pressure
How to measure high blood pressure? About Us
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I - Definition of high blood pressure

1.1 - Generality
1.2 - Minimum and maximum blood pressures (diastolic and systolic)
1.3 - Beyond 14/9, a subject has high blood pressure
1.4 - Why such a value?
1.5 - Does the lowering of the blood pressure reduce cardiovascular risk?
1.6 - Current recommendations


1.6 - Current recommendations

Scientific committees on high blood pressure specify different levels of blood pressure and define high blood pressure in 3 stages:

Level of the blood pressure
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)
High normal
130-139
85-89
stage 1
140-159
90-99
stage 2
160-179
100-109
stage 3
> 180
> 110

Particular cases:


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For diabetic subjects and/or in case of renal insufficiency, high blood pressure is defined by a blood pressure up to 130/85 mmHg.

For subjects who are more than 60 years old, the value of 160/90 mmHg is tolerated, but the value of 140/90 mmHg is ideal.








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