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Classification of blood pressure levels recorded ​​in a medical setting

This classification is taken from the 2013 guidelines of the American Heart Association.

This classification is based on the values ​​of seated blood pressure measured in the office or hospital by a healthcare professional. 

International guidelines suggest that the following blood pressure readings obtained by self-measurement (measurement taken at home) indicate high blood pressure: 

  • Systolic blood pressure ≥ 135 mmHg
  • Diastolic blood pressure ≥ 85 mmHg

The color code of this classification is from the article "CoCo trial: Color-coded blood pressure Control, a randomized controlled study"

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Classification of blood pressure levels recorded ​​in a medical setting

This classification is taken from the 2013 guidelines of the European Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Cardiology.

This classification is based on the values ​​of seated blood pressure measured in the office or hospital by a healthcare professional. 

International guidelines suggest that the following blood pressure readings obtained by self-measurement (measurement taken at home) indicate high blood pressure: 

  • Systolic blood pressure ≥ 135 mmHg
  • Diastolic blood pressure ≥ 85 mmHg

The color code of this classification is from the article "CoCo trial: Color-coded blood pressure Control, a randomized controlled study"

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