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II – For a better understanding of blood pressure

Description of the arteries and the blood pressure
2.1 - Working of the blood circulation: the vessel and the heart
2.2 - Definition of the blood pressure
Who is concerned with high blood pressure?
2.3 - Epidemiological data
2.4 - Influence of sex
2.5 - Race
The risk is raised by the existence of other diseases
2.6 - Cholesterol
2.7 - Diabetes
2.8 - Tobacco
2.9 - The age

2.7 - Diabetes

Diabetes corresponds to the presence of a high rate of glucose in blood (glucose > 1,26 grams/litre).

The existence of isolated diabetes raises the cardiovascular risk, but this risk is even greater when the diabetes is associated with an arterial hypertension.

Thus, in order to limit the cardiovascular risk as much as possible, the threshold of arterial hypertension is lower in a diabetic subject compared to a non-diabetic subject: the desired blood pressure is 135 millimetres of mercury for the maximum one and 85 millimetres of mercury for the minimum.

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