Systolic (SBP) & Diastolic Pressure (DBP)
SBP The systolic pressure is the blood pressure when the heart contracts and is when the SBP reaches its peak pressure in the arteries. Normal levels for Systolic are 100-120 mm Hg. Optimum levels are 110-120 mm Hg. Below 90 mm Hg would be considered low and considered Hypotensive. Above 140 mm Hg would be considered high and may be an indicator of Hypertension.
DBP The diastolic presure is the lowest pressure when the heart relaxes, minimum arterial pressure during the relaxation and dilation of the ventricles of the heart when the ventricles fill with blood. Normal levels are 80-85 mm Hg. Optimum levels are 65-80 mm Hg. Normal levels for athletes or children may be 60-65 mm Hg levels above 90 mm Hg is consideredhigh and an indicator ofhypertension. Below 60 mm Hg would be considered low and an indicator of Hypotension.