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259/130 blood pressure: Everything you need to know

A blood pressure of 259/130 is considered hypertensive crisis.

A hypertensive crisis occurs when the systolic number is higher than 180 and/or the diastolic number is higher than 120. If your blood pressure meets the criteria for a hypertensive crisis, please call 911 or the emergency number in your country immediately.

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If you think you're having a medical emergency, call 911 or the emergency telephone number in your home country immediately.