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i have a blood pressure reading of 184/76 how high is it?

i have a blood pressure reading of 184/76 how high is this?
i also had a reading 3 months ago which was 176/72. i am 30, 2boys 4ft 9 7st. i had a p.e when i was 22. my father died of heart attack at 45 (also englarged heart) strong family history of heart problems. doc has booked me in to see nurse at hypertension clinic on 19.06 to see what she says.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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High systolic blood pressure (the first and higher number) appears to be a significant indicator for heart complications, including death, in all ages, but especially in middle-aged and older adults. In fact, elevated systolic pressure may pose a significant danger for heart events and stroke events even when diastolic is normal, a condition called isolated systolic hypertension . The wider the spread between the systolic and diastolic measurements, the greater the danger. Isolated systolic hypertension is the most common form of hypertension in people older than fifty; in one study it comprised 87% of hypertension cases in people between ages 50 and 59. Consult cardiologist.
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