A blood pressure monitoring log can be downloaded from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The blood pressure monitoring log can be printed as a card that can be easily kept in the wallet and carried around at all times.
The resource from the American Heart Association also includes recommended blood pressure targets. Normal systolic blood pressure is 120 mm Hg and normal diastolic blood pressure is 80 mm Hg. The blood pressure monitoring log can be filled in with the date and time and three readings. Both the blood pressure as well as the heart rate can be recorded. The resource also includes instructions on how to take blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, a blood pressure of more than 180/110 mm Hg is an emergency and requires immediate medical attention.