It is highly recommended that people should know how to measure their blood pressure. With American Heart Association changing the measurement of the blood pressure it has now become even more important these days. The new blood pressure has been defined as 130/80 millimeters of mercury or greater for anyone with a significant risk of heart attack or stroke as against the previous standard of 140/80. Currently the prevalent number of High Blood Pressure cases in the Adults stay at 72 million which is set to rise up to 103 million as per the new standards. In the following video, a Doctor explains as to how the measurement of the blood pressure must be taken in order to correctly understand it. Check it out.