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Monitoring blood pressure

Monitoring blood pressure

Hypertension is a serious, chronic disorder characterized by a systolic blood pressure of 140 mmHg or higher or a diastolic blood pressure of 90 mmHg or higher. In adults, normal blood pressure is below 120 systolic and 80 diastolic. Levels between normal and high are considered pre-hypertension.