Unformatted text preview: in two numbers, such as 120/80. The upper number represents systolic pressure, the pressure produced when the heart contracts and diastolic pressure, the pressure in the arteries when the heart is relaxed, between contractions. BP readings: _____/ _____ , ____/ _____ , _____/ _____ AVG BP: _______/________ Category Systolic Diastolic Normal Less than 120 and Less than 80 Prehypertension 120-139 or 80-89 Hypertension Stage 1 Stage 2 140-159 or 160 and above or 90-99 100 and above *If you have readings that fall in the Hypertension category it is in you best interest to see a physician for care immediately! Remember BP can vary throughout the day so it is best to monitor frequently!...
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