Blood Pressure Chart

Blood Pressure Category Systolic

Top #


Bottom #

Low Blood Pressure


Unlike hypertension there is no set # for hypotension If symptoms like feeling light headed, dizzy or fainting occur, consult your doctor.
Normal – heart healthy

Live a healthy lifestyle and maintain normal blood pressure throughout your life.

Less than 120


Less then 80


Remember a single reading may not be accurate.  Your doctor will take multiple readings for accuracy.

120-139 or 80-89

Stage 1 – Hypertension

High blood pressure can be treated with medication, dietary and life style changes.

140-159 or 90-99

Stage 2 – Hypertension

Get accurate readings. Use the right size cuff and properly calabrated equipment

160 – 180 or 100 – 110

Hypertensive Crisis

(Emergency Care needed)

If your blood pressure falls into this range, immediately seek medical attention.

Higher then 180 or Higher then 110

These categories were defined by the American Heart Association.  This chart applies to adults age 20 and older.