I am unsure of what you read but its actually the systolic part of your blood pressure or the upper numbers that are predicators for the most serious potential for future problems. The upper part of the B/P or systolic is so important because it is basically reading what your heart is doing and how its pumping through your system and the lower B/P indicates what happens when your heart relaxes. There has been a little bit of controversy w. this but not much...pretty much a normal B/P is in the 110-120 range for the upper reading and the lower B/P runs around 70-80. Always remember when you take your blood pressure that it is always read in even numbers not odd for accuracy. In terms how how high blood pressure is treated...there are literally tens of great B/P meds out there for treatment as well as suggestions given to you by your doc. Diet sometimes has alot to do w. it as well as not taking care of your body physically and by letting stress work its way into your life or could even be genetic. If in doubt tho call your doctor and get a work up done and they will let you know if you are pre-disposed to having a problem. Normally your risk is not for a heart attack but for a stroke or CVA. I don't know what your B/P is or your age so its a little hard to determine from experience whats going on w. you or what symtoms you are having...if in doubt again make an appt. for a check up or maybe post more info on this site so some of the others here can put their two cents in like i always do........good luck
Along the same line, whenever I go into a-fib I notice my systolic pressure remains normal but my diastolic goes up substantially. It makes sense to me if I could lower my diastolic pressure my heart would convert back to NSR Does that make sense?
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