BP Ranges

Blood Pressure Ranges:

             BP Classification SBP mmHg DBP mmHg
Normal <120 And <80
Prehypertension 120-139 Or 80-89
Stage 1 hypertension 140-159 Or 90-99
Stage 2 hypertension ≥160 Or ≥ 100
Hypertensive Urgency ≥ 180 ≥ 110
Hypertensive Emergency ≥ 180 ≥ 120 (with target organ damage)

 

Hypertensive Urgency and Emergency:

Hypertensive Urgency ≥ 180 ≥ 110
Hypertensive Emergency ≥ 180 ≥ 120 (with target organ damage)

Emergency

  • Defined by Numbers and/or target organ damage
  • Send to ER (not treatable in clinic)
  • Ideal rate of blood pressure reduction unclear, proposed decrease to mean arterial pressure (MAP) by 10% during first hour and an additional 15% within the next 2-3 hours
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