Some tests, medications and procedures ordered may not be necessary and even cause harm. Ask your doctor if what they are ordering is necessary or if there are any alternatives. Learn more about Choosing Wisely.
Optimal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg (systolic pressure is 120 AND diastolic pressure is less than 80). Prehypertension is systolic pressure from 120-139 systolic OR diastolic pressure from 80-89. High blood pressure is systolic pressure of 140 or higher OR diastolic pressure of 90 or higher.