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Blood Pressure
 
Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60...
SOURCES: Gisele Wolf-Klein, M.D., director, geriatric education, Northwell Health, Great Neck, N.Y.; Kevin Marzo, M.D., chief, division of cardiology, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y.; Annals of Internal Medicine, news release, Jan. 16, 2017
1/16/2017

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 -- Two leading medical organizations are recommending a less aggressive target for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults 60 and older who are otherwise healthy.

Traditionally, the threshold for high blood pressure has been set at 140 mmHg systolic blood pres...

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17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure...
SOURCES: Kevin Marzo, M.D., chief, cardiology, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y.; Rajiv Jauhar, M.D., chief, cardiology, and director, Cardiac Catheterization Labs, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y.; Stony Brook University, news release, Jan. 18, 2017
1/19/2017

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 -- You get your blood pressure checked at your doctor's office, and it reads in the normal range. You're fine, right?

Well, maybe not. A new study suggests that 17 million American adults may have what doctors call "masked" hypertension -- blood pressure that ten...

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High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated...
SOURCE: American Journal of Hypertension, news release, Jan. 5, 2017
1/11/2017

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 -- Half of people tested at mobile clinics were unaware they had a condition that's often referred to as a "silent killer" -- high blood pressure, a new Canadian study reveals.

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, puts extra strain on the heart and bloo...

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