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Control of blood pressure within the normal range

Patients with high blood pressure should keep their blood pressure below the blood pressure goal all day long (namely the Systolic blood pressure is below 140 mmHg, the Diastolic blood pressure is below 90 mmHg) so that their blood pressure can meet the standard during the whole day. Our study found that the blood pressure of about 60% of people measured in the clinic after treatment met the standard, while the blood pressure of these people failed to meet the standard using the ambulatory blood pressure measurement (their blood pressure control is not ideal). During a period of time, their blood pressure exceeded the target blood pressure value. Blood pressure exceeding the target blood pressure value for as short as an hour will cause damage to the blood vessels.

Blood pressure exceeded the target blood pressure value
blood pressure exceeded the target blood pressure value

 

Blood pressure controls in normal range (meets the standard)

Blood pressure controls in normal range

It is important that control of the highest point of your blood pressure. Because as long as control of the highest point of your blood pressure would be sufficient to keep your blood pressure within the normal range throughout the day.

Patients should undergo the ambulatory blood pressure measurement both before and after the medication if possible, so that it will be clear whether the blood pressure control meets the standard. This is the ideal scenario.

For patients with no access to the ambulatory blood pressure measurement, there is another way. You can use your own blood pressure meter to measure your blood pressure at different time points in the days such as every two hours as I do or even every hour, so that you can verify that whether your blood pressure meets the standard.

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