Specialist expertise: Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm Disturbances including Atrial Fibrillation, Pacing and Syncope, Breathlessness, Long COVID, Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, Arrhythmias, Dizziness, Syncope, Chest Pain, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Disorders, Pacemakers.
Your blood pressure is recorded with two numbers, systolic pressure and diastolic pressure.
- Systolic pressure – the force at which your heart pumps blood around your body
- Diastolic pressure – the resistance to the blood flow in the blood vessels
High blood pressure is a reading of 140/90mmHg or higher.
Blood pressure readings between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg are considered ideal although everyone’s ‘ideal’ blood pressure result will be slightly different.
Measuring blood pressure can be hard to do properly. Many patients have artificially high pressure if measured inaccurately.