What is too low for a blood pressure reading?

Answer Blood pressure is measured by two values: a high value, or systolic pressure, and a low value, or diastolic pressure. A systolic pressure below 90 may be too low. Likewise, a diastolic pressure bel... Read More »

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What does a systolic blood pressure reading of 148 and diastolic reading of 55 mean in an elderly patient?

Your grandma's blood pressure reading is 148/55 mmHg. She has got stage 1 hypertension (Isolated systolic hypertension). Isolated systolic hypertension is defined as a systolic pressure that is abo... Read More »

What is a high blood pressure reading?

Average, otherwise healthy adults are considered to have high blood pressure if their systolic blood pressure (top number) is higher than 140 or their diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is ab... Read More »

What is the meaning of a diastolic blood pressure reading?

Blood pressure is an important vital sign in determining the health of a patient. Diastolic blood pressure can tell much about a patient's cardiovascular health.What is Blood Pressure?When the hear... Read More »

What is the normal reading of your blood pressure?

A normal blood pressure reading is a systolic or top number below 120 and a diastolic or bottom number below 80. If your blood pressure is higher than normal, you have prehypertension or hypertensi... Read More »