Diastolic blood pressure; Systolic blood pressure
In adults, the ideal top number (systolic pressure) should be less than 120 mmHg. The bottom number (diastolic pressure) should be less than 80 mmHg.
Stage 1: Mild high blood pressure:
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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