If earlier both physicians and patients considered a potentially dangerous arterial pressure to be such that the numbers of the tonometer show 140 at 90 mmHg. Art. and above, now this data is revised, writes The Washington Post.
The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and 9 of other important organizations have officially recognized that now the numbers from 130 (upper, or systolic) and 90 (lower, or diastolic) will be considered dangerous pressure. Data has been modified for the first time since 2003.
The boundaries of normal blood pressure are kept within 120/80. But if your “upper” pressure ranges from 130 to 139, which was previously considered an acceptable norm, according to the new rules, this may be a sign of the onset of hypertensive heart disease and requires increased attention to health. According to new data, 46% of US residents are already at risk, while doctors predict that high and high blood pressure will be diagnosed twice as often in people under 45 years old.
According to doctors, reducing the threshold of dangerous pressure should motivate people as early as possible to take decisive measures to change lifestyles, get rid of bad habits, regular visits to doctors and care about their health in general.