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the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels

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Sitting down and slipping an arm inside the cuff, many are excited at first to learn what their blood-pressure reading is at that very second.
Building on the success of Biovail's TIAZAC(R), Canada's leading once-daily diltiazem formulation, TIAZAC(R) XC features a new extended-release delivery system designed for night-time administration, resulting in improved 24-hour blood-pressure (BP) control with additional BP control during the early morning hours.
In fact, he notes, this diastolic-pressure drop is roughly equivalent to what has been observed in some adults who follow a low-fat, heart-healthy diet or who take blood-pressure medicine.
Most people can learn to perform blood-pressure measurements in their homes, a practice that may yield more accurate readings than those done in a doctor's office, a new French study finds.
Studies have shown that Benicar 20 mg -- the usual recommended starting dose -- taken once a day, resulted in significant blood-pressure reduction, lowering systolic blood pressure by an average of 15 mm Hg(a) and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 12 mm Hg.