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Category: High Blood Pressure

Insight into high blood pressure (hypertension).

The new high blood pressure definition amidst a paradigm shift

The high blood pressure definition has changed in the last few days.  That change is part of a paradigm shift on the part of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other medical groups.  On November 13, 2017 the joint group released a new comprehensive guideline which contained recommendations for prevention, […]

Complications of hypertension in view of organ involvement

A complication of hypertension is a medical consequence of high blood pressure.  It can be a condition that develops or an event that occurs.  Complications of hypertension can result from either chronic or acute sustained elevations of blood pressure.  They consist of initial and secondary manifestations.  The initial ones are changes in blood vessels and/or […]

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