SN instructed patient and caregiver about Blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure is anything below 120/80 mm Hg. If these numbers go higher than 120/80 mm Hg, it is often an indication that the heart is working too hard to pump blood through the arteries. High blood pressure, hypertension is when your blood pressure is 140 / 90 mm / Hg or above most of the time Accurate blood pressure readings are important, as high blood pressure may not cause any symptoms until it is dangerously high. Both parties verbalized understanding.