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

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"Efforts to reduce blood pressures for patients with hypertension are an important factor in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke," Dr.
[USA], Aug 25 ( ANI ): Efforts to reduce blood pressures for patients with hypertension is an important factor in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke, but a new study has found that attaining a lower blood pressure could create a subpopulation of patients whose blood pressures may go too low, which can further pose risk for serious falls and fainting.
ISLAMABAD -- High blood pressure can cause damage to the heart and blood vessels in teenagers just like it affects adults, a study has warned.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that the main causes of increases in blood pressure over a lifetime are modifiable and could be targeted to help prevent cardiovascular disease.
If you are 60 or older, you or someone you know probably has high blood pressure. More than half of Americans in that age group have the condition, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Diabetes, high blood pressure, and various kidney disorders are the main causes of end stage renal disease.
Babies who tolerate a salty flavor have higher blood pressure on average than their less tolerant counterparts do, a new study shows.
"We used to think that older people needed higher blood pressures to push blood through their stiffer blood vessels," explains Norman Kaplan of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Blood pressures of 140/90 or more are considered high for adults.
Our data demonstrated a lower group test-retest correlation for 24-hour systolic blood pressure (.87 vs .93) and diastolic blood pressure (.67 vs .87) than James et al.[9] However, James et al (Table 3) used only 48 exactly matched hour-for-hour blood pressures over a 15-hour ([+ or -] 4 hours) interval rather than the entire 24-hour interval.
Unless you regularly check your blood pressure at home, your experience with blood-pressure monitoring is probably limited to doctor appointments or hospital stays.
Washington, November 25 (ANI): Blood pressure readings taken in a doctor's clinic may not be helpful in predicting future heart risks, according to a new study.
Panza of Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center hails the finding as "an important advance in our understanding of the magnitude of the problem" of high blood pressure. He agrees with the researchers that it is now important to determine whether physicians should lower the threshold blood pressures for prescribing antihypertensive medication or recommending lifestyle changes.
For roughly three years, researchers studied 875 men and women aged 60 to 80 whose blood pressures were lower than 145 (systolic) over 85 (diastolic) while taking a drug that lowers blood pressure.
Thirty-nine of these children were recruited because they had recently been identified as having elevated systolic blood pressures (the mean of three resting pressures [is greater than or equal to]95th percentile for their age on one occasion) during a public school blood pressure screening project.