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FAQ

What do the two blood pressure values mean?

To determine your blood pressure, two values have to be measured:

  • SYS – systolic (upper) blood pressure – this is generated when the heart contracts and blood is pumped into the blood vessels.
  • DIA – diastolic (lower) blood pressure – this is produced when the heart relaxes and fills up with blood again.

The measured values for blood pressure are displayed in mmHg.

To better evaluate the results, Veroval® blood pressure monitors offer a traffic light colour system that directly describes the results to enable easier categorisation of the measured value. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) & European Society of Hypertension (ESH) have developed the following summary for classifying blood pressure values:

    Results indicator
    EvaluationSystolic pressure
    Diastolic pressure
    RedGrade 3 hypertensionabove 179 mmHgand/orabove 109 mmHg
    OrangeGrade 2 hypertension160 - 179 mmHgand/or100 - 109 mmHg
    YellowGrade 1 hypertension140 - 159 mmHgand/or90 - 99 mmHg
    GreenHigh normal130 - 139 mmHgand/or85 - 89 mmHg
    GreenNormal120 - 129 mmHgand/or80 - 84 mmHg
    GreenOptimalup to 119 mmHgandup tp 79 mmHg
  • Established hypertension (high blood pressure) is defined as having a systolic value of at least 140 mmHg and/or a diastolic value of at least 90 mmHg.
  • Generally, blood pressure is described as being too low (hypotension) when the blood pressure value is less than 105 mmHg (systolic) and 60 mmHg (diastolic). However, the threshold between normal and low blood pressure (hypotension) is not as accurately specified as the threshold for high blood pressure (hypertension). Hypotension may be indicated by symptoms such as dizziness, tiredness, tendency to faint, visual disorders or a high pulse rate. In order to ensure that hypotension or the associated symptoms are not signs of a serious illness, a doctor should be consulted in the event of doubt.
Why is regular blood pressure measurement so important?
Initially, high blood pressure does not cause any symptoms, and those affected do not even notice. That means that most of those affected do not even know that they belong to this patient group. The danger is that if blood pressure is permanently too high, there is an increased risk of damage to vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and eyes. Regular measurement gives reliable information about the development of blood pressure values. This is important in order to recognize risks early on and to avoid the consequences of hypertension.
What are the consequences of high blood pressure?
If hypertension remains untreated in the long term, further serious illnesses may occur, including heart or circulatory problems such as myocardial infarction, weakness of the heart (heart failure) or stroke. But renal weakness or decline of vision are also among the possible consequences.