My Diastolic Is Sometimes 57 - 63. At Age 69, Is This A Problem? Systolic Is 120-129 At Same Time.

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My Diastolic Is Sometimes 57 - 63. At Age 69, Is This A Problem? Systolic Is 120-129 At Same Time.

2 stents in '09.

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Hi Jdnichols:

American Heart Association Recommendations are as follows:

Normal-Systolic: less than 120 and Diastolic: less than 80
Prehypertension-Systolic: 120-139 or Diastolic: 80-89 High Blood Pressure
Stage I-Systolic: 140-159 or Diastolic: 90-99 High Blood Pressure
Stage II-Systolic: 160 or higher or Diastolic: 100 or higher
Hypertensive Crisis (Emergency Care Needed)-Systolic: Higher than 180 or Diastolic: Higher than 110.

I would visit with your doctor to see if this would be a concern for you or not. He/She would be familiar with your past and current medical history to best advise you. Typically, a diastolic blood pressure reading of 60 is actually quite good and not too low. I can tell you that the doctors I have worked with are not typically concerned with those readings as long as you are not symptomatic.

Best Regards,

Tara, RN