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  • Blood pressure reading

    just went to the pharmacy to have my BP checked...it was 116/68...does 68 seem low? I think my usually runs around 80
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: Blood pressure reading

    116/68 sounds beautiful. My doc is aiming for those numbers for me.

    The American Heart Association says;
    A typical blood pressure reading for an adult might be 120/78 mm Hg, but readings vary depending on age and other factors. Normal blood pressure is defined by a range of values, so don't be alarmed if your own reading is somewhat higher or lower. The important point is that the harder it is for blood to flow, the higher the numbers will be.

    With our HCM hearts working hard already, the numbers you posted are excellent. Relax and have a great day.
    Burt

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