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Q: What Is "Normal" blood pressure range during Stress Test

I am a therapist who works with chronic pain  and health issues

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
7/13/10 10:10am

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, "Hypotension, defined as a drop of more than 10 mm Hg in the systolic blood pressure during exercise, may signify severe cardiac ischemia. Opinions vary as to the definition of a hypertensive response to exercise, but most authorities accept as a maximal limit a systolic pressure of 230 mm Hg. The diastolic blood pressure during exercise usually varies 10 mm Hg in either direction. A 10 mm Hg decrease in the diastolic blood pressure during the postexercise period is not unusual and is considered physiologic."  (Source: American Family Physician)

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