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Blood Pressure Guidelines: The Numbers That Really Matter

February 3, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

Roughly a week before Thanksgiving in 2017, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released new guidelines for what constitutes high blood pressure, or hypertension, effectively putting 46 percent of Americans above the threshold for what is considered safe.

Under the old guidelines, only 1 in 3 American adults, or 33 percent of the population, were considered to have high blood pressure, which was defined as a blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg (millimeters of mercury). The new guidelines define high blood pressure as 130/80 mmHg.

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