Posted November 13, 2017 at 02:38 PM | Updated November 13, 2017 at 05:05 PM
Maureen Devereaux, Rita Driscoll
The Associated Press
(Above: Therapist Maureen Devereaux, second from right, takes Rita Driscoll’s blood pressure before Driscoll walks on a treadmill.)
BY LYNNE TERRY
THE OREGONIAN | OREGONLIVE
New guidelines issued Monday by national heart experts lower recommendations for blood pressure readings, with the aim to get people treated earlier for high blood pressure.
Remember this count: 130 over 80.
That’s the latest definition for high blood pressure from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. If you hit that mark or over – no matter your age – you need to get help.