Typically, a blood pressure of <140/80 mmHg is recommended. In some patients, slightly higher blood pressure is acceptable. Very high blood pressures (>180mmHg) can be dangerous.
Hypertensive Urgency or Emergency are conditions that refer to even higher blood pressures that can result in strokes and other end-organ damage. Keeping a log of your blood pressure and managing it with anti-hypertensive medications is crucial.
We treat very high blood pressure that is resistant to medications at our offices in Niles, I, and Oak Brook, IL.