To take an accurate blood pressure reading, use a manual or digital blood pressure monitor. The first step is to take a person's pulse, followed by the application of the cuff. Once the cuff is in place, inflate and defl... More »

An optimal blood pressure reading is a reading that is 120/80 or lower, according to the American Heart Association. Any reading with a systolic number above 120 and a diastolic number above 80 may be considered hyperten... More »

The American Heart Association states that normal blood pressure readings are less than 120 systolic and 80 diastolic. Readings of 120 to 139 over 80 to 89 are considered prehypertension, while readings greater than 140 ... More »

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