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What Is High Blood Pressure?

Last updated 2 years ago

High blood pressure is an important number to know for your health, because high blood pressure is a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, there are ways to get it under control so that you do not end up in the emergency room. In order to control high blood pressure, you must first understand what number is too high. 140 is the guideline discussed in this video from the American Heart Association, which explains that a reading of 140 is too high for systolic blood pressure, or the top number representing your blood pressure when your heart contracts.

Are you suffering from high blood pressure? You can get it back under control with specialized care at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, which serves the greater St. Petersburg community. Get to know us on our website or call (855) 245-8328 to reach our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line. 

 

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