Diagnosis

You may not feel that anything is wrong, but high blood pressure can permanently damage your heart, brain, eyes and kidneys. It is important to understand your blood pressure goals and the pathway to get to healthy blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Goals1

Blood Pressure Category Systolic
mmHg
  Diastolic
mmHg
Optimal <120 and <80
Normal 120 - 129 and/or 80 - 84
High normal 130 - 139 and/or 85 - 89
Grade 1 Hypertension 140 - 159 and/or 90 - 99
Grade 2 Hypertension 160 - 179 and/or 100 - 109
Grade 3 Hypertension > 180 and/or >110
Isolated systolic hypertension > 140 and <90

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