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BP of 220/120, is this very dangerous ?

BP 220/120, Is this very dangerous ?
Mon, 6 Jun 2011
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Hello and welcome to healthcare forum.
Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm of hg. Your blood pressure is 220/120, also known as hypertensive emergency, which is definately very high and dangerous.
So, you should consult your physician as early as possible.
Best wishes for your health.
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