The European recommendations for the treatment of hypertension indicate that a positive correlation (relationship) between strokes and pressure numbers begins with systolic pressure (upper) 115 mmHg, said cardiologist Ruslan Shomakhov.
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However, despite this, a significant decrease in mortality and the frequency of heart attacks and strokes begins with a general decrease in pressure figures in the population of less than 140/90 mm Hg. (A number of studies in recent years have insisted on a figure of less than 120/80 mmHg).
In humans, blood vessels have different strengths.
At what pressure does a stroke occur?
All individually. Someone’s vessels can withstand a pressure of 180/100 mm Hg for a long time. And who has a stroke also occurs at a pressure of 140/90 mm Hg. The most important thing is not to look for the margin of safety at which you can develop a stroke. Pressure over 140/90 – a huge red flag signaling that you are in danger.
Accordingly, the higher the pressure, the higher the risk of stroke and heart attack. The results of large observational studies showed that a decrease in systolic blood pressure of only 5 mm RT. Art. reduces the risk of mortality from stroke by 14%, from a heart attack by 9%, the risk of general mortality by 7%.
If you notice that the tonometer often and aggressively shows more than 140/90 mmHg. – consult a doctor immediately!
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