Understanding Blood Pressure Readings
  BLOOD PRESSURE CATEGORY SYSTOLIC mm Hg
(upper number)
  DIASTOLIC mm Hg
(lower number)
  NORMAL LESS THAN 120 and LESS THAN 80
  ELEVATED 120 - 129 and LESS THAN 80
  HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) STAGE 1 130 - 139 and 80 - 89
  HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) STAGE 2 140 OR HIGHER or 90 OR HIGHER
  HYPERTENSIVE CRISIS
(consult your doctor immediately)
HIGHER THAN 180 and/or HIGHER THAN 120