My husband went to the doctor today and his blood pressure was 280 over 175. How dangerous is that? He said the doc wanted him to go to the hospital, but he refused. So he got 2 prescriptions instead... Seems to me that s pretty high... When I was pregnant, my blood pressure shot up to 165 over 100 and my doc was VERY concerned. Last night he couldn t read a menu in the drive thru... He said it was blurry, which isn t normal for him. He also missed an exit that he travels every day. Those were the 2 things that he told me happened that made him go to the doctor... I am trying to get him to go to the hospital ASAP as I speak... thank you all for answering!!!