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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, […]

Syncopal Episode Mechanisms and Causes

A syncopal episode is an alternate term for syncope. There are several reasons it might occur. But there are three main mechanisms by which it occurs. They are: Neurological Postural Cardiac What Is Syncope   The definition of syncope partially addresses the question – why do people faint?  Syncope or a syncopal episode is the […]

What is a Normal Blood Pressure vs. a Target Blood Pressure?

Confusion oftentimes exists among individuals outside the medical community over the question of what is a normal blood pressure (BP). This confusion stems from the fact that normal blood pressure applies only to individuals who do not have high blood pressure (hypertension) or certain other health conditions. A target blood pressure on the other hand, […]

Blood Pressure Numbers: A Natural Explanation

The two blood pressure numbers obtained when a BP reading is taken, represent important life-sustaining events.  Although minute in time they are enormous in their effects. The top number of a reading is the systolic blood pressure. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure. In order to appreciate these numbers and the two crucial events […]

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