The hindered opinion that 120/80 is normal blood pressure. And that all values above it are an urgent call for an emergency visit to a cardiologist – they no longer apply.
The European Cardiology Association issued new guidelines, according to which a normal 140 systolic and 90 diastolic pressure is normal.
“Most people think that 120/80 is normal pressure. But blood pressure to 140 with 90 is the limit that is considered normal. However, this does not apply to diabetics. For which the limit is 130 with 80, as well as in the older population, “says Belyslin.
Experts confirm that although most people consider that 120 with 80 is the ideal pressure value, for them it is the limit to 140 by 90.
Earlier, on the other hand, it was thought that if someone had a pressure of 139 with 89, he was already in pre-hypertensive condition. And that he had to drink medication in order not to increase the risk of heart attack.