I have just been through a 24hr BP test - was aggrieved at having to do the test as I originally went for an ECG (which they gave me) for an irregular (double tapping) heart beat and thought they were going to give me a 24hr ambulatory ECG!
suffer "White Coat Syndrome" every time I go to the Drs so it was 135/88 at
the time and I was cross at having been told I needed it and know my BP is on average is 125/68 - my surgery has said that there are new guidelines for the max BP for patients so anyone over 135/80 is going to be diagnosed as hypertensive. I looked on NICE guidelines and there is nothing apart for the standard 140/90 range.
Has anyone else heard of this new range?
Luckily for me my 24hr results came back as I expected so no treatment needed.