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AHA Blood Pressure Guidelines 2017

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The latest guidelines issued from the American Heart Association (AHA) categorize an added 30 million Americans with high blood pressure. People with readings of 130 as the top number or 80 as the bottom number are now considered to have high blood pressure, according to the new guideline issued by the AHA. A blood pressure of less than 120/80 will still be considered normal, but levels at or above that will be called elevated. The guidelines are designed to get people to control their blood pressure earlier. To learn more, the American College of Cardiology has set forth key points of the new guidelines, and Health Services Advisory Group has drafted an infographic based on the latest guideline information.