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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

High blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common condition. A temporary rise in blood pressure can occur in response to a stressful situation, such as a visit to the hospital so your blood pressure will need to be checked on several occasions before a diagnosis is made.

Target is 140 or less for the top number, 90 or less for the bottom number. 

Untreated high blood pressure puts you at risk of stroke, angina or heart attack. It can also cause kidney damage and sight problems. However, evidence suggests that with effective treatment the risk is greatly reduced. So please make an appointment to visit your doctor and get your blood pressure checked.

More information is available using the patient information leaflet at the foot of this page.

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Understanding High Blood Pressure, Modified: 30/09/2020 2:04PM | Download: Understanding High Blood Pressure