Blood Pressure Charts
There seems to be a dearth of decent blood pressure charts on the web. I have seen a
chart in the past that relates age and weight. At the moment I am having trouble
locating a copy. In the meantime I drew up these charts which do relate blood pressure
to age. |
I got the data from www.medindia.net
Diastolic pressure (the lower reading) is the pressure remaining in the blood vessels when the heart is at rest between beats and the blood vessels are relaxed.
Systolioc pressure (the higher reading) is the pressure at which blood can just pass the obstruction of the cuff. Loosely speaking it is a measure of how hard the heart can pump.
The charts show the normal range for an average adult of the given age. If a reading is within the band (min/avg/max) then it is OK, above the band could be cause for concern and you should seek further advice. In assessment the worst of the two readings should be used. For example a reading of 130/77 or 110/85 are both getting towards the high side for a 30 year old.
The following factors also need to be considered:-
If you find the charts confusing or difficult to use you may prefer to use this simple table instead.
British Heart Foundation
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection,
Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.
NetDoctor.co.uk - Focus on Heart, blood and circulation
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