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How dangerous is prolonged high BP?

My mother has had her blood pressure taken today which read 220/120. Last week it was 200/100. She has been taking blood pressure tablets for a year or so. I am concerned that it is so high. Her doc has prescribed more hypertensive drugs to take alongside the one she currently takes (ramapril).
Wed, 6 Sep 2017
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Hi, Thanks for your query.
Her BP is still high and any reading above 160/100 mm Hg is dangerous.
I feel you need an emergency evaluation and treatment. Please visit an ER or a cardiologist at the earliest for further management of her BP.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vishesh

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