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Kempsey Surgery

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Blood Pressure

How is blood pressure measured?

Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) and is given as 2 figures:

  • systolic pressure – the pressure when your heart pushes blood out
  • diastolic pressure – the pressure when your heart rests between beats

For example, if your blood pressure is “140 over 90” or 140/90mmHg, it means you have a systolic pressure of 140mmHg and a diastolic pressure of 90mmHg.

As a general guide:

  • ideal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg
  • high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher
  • low blood pressure is considered to be 90/60mmHg or lower

How to take your blood pressure

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

If your doctor has requested you to complete a home blood pressure monitoring form then please choose one of the following options to obtain the form for completion.

To open the form in a new window      

To download the form to a file on your device click the following button

 
 
 

Please send this back to the surgery with your patient details.

You can do this by scanning it in or taking a photo and emailing this to SOWOCCG.Haresfield@nhs.net.