Blood Pressure:

Blood pressure categorization according to the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines on hypertension[i]:

Blood Pressure CategorySystolic Pressure (mm Hg) Diastolic Pressure (mm Hg)
NormalLess than 120ANDLess than 80
Elevated120 - 129ANDLess than 80
Stage 1 Hypertension130 - 139OR80 - 89
Stage 2 Hypertension140 and higherOR90 and higher

Heart Rate:

Heart Rate CategoryHeart Rate (Beats Per Minute)
BradycardiaLess than 60 *
Normal60 - 100
TachycardiaGreater than 100

* A heart rate less than 60 beats per minute is normal for very fit people


[i] Whelton, P. K., et al. (2018). Correction to: 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Hypertension71(6), e13–e115. doi: 10.1161/hyp.0000000000000075