Good Question What Do Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean

THE RESULT OF A LANDMARK STUDY COULD ME THE GUIDELINES FOR HEALTHY BROAD PRESSURE ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE BLOOD PRESSURE. WHEN YOU GET YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE TAKEN THE GIVE YOU TWO NUMBERS BUT WHAT DO THOSE.

ACTUALLY MEAN? GOOD QUESTION. THIS IS SO INTERESTING. THE SURVEY WAS SUCH A BIG DEAL, THAT THEY ACTUALLY STOP THE TESTING AND SAID WE NEED TO PUBLISH OUR RESULTS IMMEDIATELY.

REPORTER: THEY STARTED TWO YEARS EARLY. THAT IS HOW SIGNIFICANT THE RESULTS WERE. THEY FOUND THAT IN PEOPLE OLDER THAN 50, WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, WHEN YOU BROUGHT THAT TOP NUMBER DOWN FROM 140120,.

THEY HAD A 27% LOWER RISK OF DYING FROM A HEART PROBLEM. HOW IS YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE? HIGH. MINE IS VERY FINE. I AM NOT BEEN TO THE DOCTOR IN A WHILE. REPORTER: RIGHT NOW 12080 IS.

CONSIDERED NORMAL, 14090 IS CONSIDERED HIGH. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, THE HEART IS SQUEEZING AGAINST THIS PRESSURE. THE HIGHER THE BLOOD PRESSURE, THE HARDER THE HEART HAS TO SQUEEZE TO WORK.

REPORTER: THE DOCTOR IS A CARDIOLOGIST WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA HEART. IT’S A HOSE, IF YOU PUT A KINK IN A HOST, THE PRESSURE ON THE OTHER SIDE IS HIGHER, SEE YOU CAN SEE THAT HOSES BUILDING UP PRESSURE TO GET THOUGH.

BLOOD, OR THE WATER THROUGH. REPORTER: WHAT DO THESE NUMBERS MEAN? IT DOES NOT MEAN VERY MUCH. HE TELLS ME IT IS HIGH, AND SO I BELIEVE HIM. SO, HE IS A GOOD DOCTOR. REPORTER: THE TOP NUMBER IS.

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