High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke and heart disease which is the leading cause of death in America. Help educate your employees on the importance of taking their blood pressure and knowing when to take action.

Understanding blood pressure numbers is important. Listed below is a chart to post or send to employees to make them aware of their blood pressure readings.

Blood Pressure
Category

Systolic
mm Hg (upper #)

Diastolic
mm Hg (lower #)

Normal

less than 120

and

less than 80

Prehypertension

120 – 139

or

80 – 89

High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension) Stage 1

140 – 159

or

90 – 99

High Blood Pressure
(Hypertension) Stage 2

160 or higher

or

100 or higher

Hypertensive Crisis
(Emergency care needed)

Higher than 180

or

Higher than 110

 

Receive Free Blood Pressure Screenings for Employees

Membership in The Alliance allows you to offer free blood pressure screenings to your employees.

Please contact our member services department at 800.223.4139 x6607 to set up a screening at your workplace.

For more information on blood pressure screenings, please visit The Alliance member section on our website.

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