It is classified as normotensive if diastolic blood pressure is less than 90 mmHg, as borderline hypertension if systolic blood pressure ranges between 140 and 159 mmHg, and as sustained hypertension if systolic blood pressure is greater than or equal to 160 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure is greater than or equal to 95 mmHg.
6) The monozygotic twins with borderline hypertension (blood pressure >120 mmHg systolic or 80 mmHg diastolic) received a daily dose of 500 or 1000 mg of Benolea in tablet form for 8 weeks or advice on a favourable lifestyle.
Traditionally, the lack of a diagnostic test for stroke risk has made it difficult for healthcare providers trying to decide which patients with borderline hypertension or borderline LDL cholesterol should be targeted for intensive stroke prevention," Lanman said.
Because prehypertension--previously called transient hypertension, borderline hypertension, and high-normal blood pressure--is an established precursor of clinical hypertension and is tied to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
Although the male patients in the stroke/heart attack group were not severely hypertensive, they did qualify as having borderline hypertension on the grounds that their mean systolic pressure was 133 mmHg and their mean diastolic pressure was above 90 mmHg.