Intended for healthcare professionals


European guidelines on hypertension more flexible than those in United States

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1279

Re: The worried well

On TV (BBC1,Trauma, 27/5/04) I saw a member of the London Ambulance
Service (LAS) state that "Normal blood pressure is 100 plus your age for
the top one." Is this a reasonable definition in practice? If not, why is
it taught to LAS staff?

Hilary Richards

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29 May 2004
Hilary Richards
Retired psychiatrist
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