Re: 160/110 is this blood pressure heart attack territory?
High blood pressure is called the silent killer because, often, there are no symptoms and people "feel fine".
However, a single reading of 160/110 doesn't mean you have high blood pressure. It does mean that you need to have your blood pressure checked
1. by someone who is trained to take blood pressure readings.
2. with an instrument used to take your readings that is calibrated/accurate.
3. on two or more occasions to get a better picture of whether or not your
bp is CONSISTENTLY over 120/80
4. to rule out other causes of temporary high readings--otc meds, alcohol, smoking, pain, salt overload, etc.
But yes, a reading that high, if accurate, is reason to be concerned and medical care professionals should be consulted.
Last edited by bethsheba; 08-21-2007 at 10:21 AM.