My BP is 156/116 and HR is 97; Do I Need to Go to the Hospital?


Asked by rod

Do I Need To Go To Hospital For Blood Pressure Of 156/116 With Hr Of 97. Already Take Atenolol 50mg And 325mg Aspirin Daily

56 year old male 156 pounds Had open heart 11 years ago


Hi Rod:

I would contact your doctor (or the on call doctor) if that is an option to determine what appropriate step you should take.

The 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.

Take care,


You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.