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Blood Pressure Calculator

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Find out your blood pressure (BP) risk category by entering your age, sex and most recent blood pressure measurement into the calculator. Based on the National Heart Foundation’s Guide to Management of Hypertension, the calculator assigns your BP measurement to one of seven categories. You find out whether your blood pressure is normal, high or low, and how often you should have your blood pressure checked by your doctor.

 

Blood Pressure Calculator
This risk assessment tool is based on data from the National Heart Foundation´s Guide to management of hypertension 2008. It puts your blood pressure measurement into one of the seven diagnostic categories specified in this guide.
Age years
Gender Male / Female
Blood pressure* / mmHg
*Use current blood pressure, regardless of whether the person is on antihypertensive therapy.

Results

Normal
Your blood pressure should be rechecked within 2 years or earlier depending on your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Your General Practitioner can advise you about this risk and also on lifestyle risk reduction.
High-Normal
Your blood pressure is elevated. It should be rechecked within 12 months or earlier depending on your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Your General Practitioner can advise you about this risk and also on lifestyle risk reduction.
Grade 1 (mild) Hypertension
Your blood pressure is elevated. It should be confirmed within 2 months. Your General Practitioner should advise you about lifestyle risk reduction and/or medication to lower your blood pressure.
Grade 2 (moderate) Hypertension
Your blood pressure is elevated. It should be confirmed within 1 month and you may also need to see a specialist in this time. Your General Practitioner can advise you about lifestyle risk reduction and/or medication to lower your blood pressure.
Grade 3 (severe) Hypertension
Your blood pressure is elevated. It should be confirmed within 1 week and you may also need to see a specialist in this time. Your General Practitioner can advise you about lifestyle risk reduction and/or medication to lower your blood pressure.
Isolated systolic hypertension
Your systolic blood pressure is elevated. Depending on the level it needs to be confirmed within a certain time (140-159mmHg - 2 months; 160-179mmHg - 1 month; >180mmHg - 1-7 days).You may also need to see a specialist. Your General Practitioner can advise you about lifestyle risk reduction and/or medication to lower your blood pressure.
Isolated systolic hypertension with widened pulse pressure
Your blood pressure is elevated. It should be confirmed within 1 week and you may also need to see a specialist in this time. Your General Practitioner can advise you about lifestyle risk reduction and/or medication to lower your blood pressure.
Hypotension
Your blood pressure is lower than normal. Your General Practitioner will ask you about symptoms that you may be experiencing and determine if you require treatment or further investigation.


References
  1. National Heart Foundation of Australia. Guide to Management of Hypertension 2008- Assessing and Managing Raised Blood Pressure in Adults. Updated 2010. [cited 3 December 2014] Available from: http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/HypertensionGuidelines2008to2010Update.pdf

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Dates

Posted On: 27 September, 2013
Modified On: 11 May, 2016

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