Redo the reading. You're correct in saying that these numbers are far too close, and if they are realistic then there is a serious problem (it's not high enough to stroke
, so ignore that responder, and you can't diagnose hypertension
with a single reading, so ignore that responder). If these numbers are accurate, it means that your heart is not pumping efficiently for whatever reason. Unless you're feeling lightheaded, weak, experiencing chest pains, noticing swelling of your extremities (particularly your legs), or feeling other odd pains, then it's likely that the numbers are wrong (especially if this was one of those machines in a store).