High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a common condition that can have serious health consequences, contributing to nearly 500,000 deaths per year in the United States. Nearly 1 out of 2 adults—around 108 million—have high blood pressure, and only 1 in 4 have their condition under control. Fortunately, high blood pressure is preventable and treatable.
|Systolic mmHg||Diastolic mmHg|
|Normal||Systolic mmHg Less than 120||Diastolic mmHg Less than 80|
|Elevated||Systolic mmHg 120-129||Diastolic mmHg Less than 80|
|High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1||Systolic mmHg 130-139||Diastolic mmHg 80-89|
|High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 2||Systolic mmHg 140 or higher||Diastolic mmHg 90 or higher|
|Hypertensive Crisis (consult your doctor immediately)||Systolic mmHg Higher than 180||Diastolic mmHg Higher than 120|