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Definition of high blood pressure
What to do in case of hypertension?
For a better understanding of blood pressure The follow-up of a high blood pressure
High blood pressure damage High blood pressure and special cases
Why does high blood pressure exist? The self-measurement of blood pressure
How to measure high blood pressure? About Us
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I - Definition of high blood pressure

1.1 - Generality
1.2 - Minimum and maximum blood pressures (diastolic and systolic)
1.3 - Beyond 14/9, a subject has high blood pressure
1.4 - Why such a value?
1.5 - Does the lowering of the blood pressure reduce cardiovascular risk?
1.6 - Current recommendations


1.2 - Minimum and maximum blood pressures (diastolic and systolic)


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The blood pressure is dived into maximum blood pressure (systolic) and minimum (diastolic). For this reason, the reading of the blood pressure is always done using 2 digits, the systolic blood pressure and the diastolic: for example 12/7 means 120 millimetres of Mercury for the maximum blood pressure (systolic) and 70 millimetres of Mercury for the minimum blood pressure (diastolic).







Recording of the blood pressure using a sensor introduced into the aorta.

File last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011
 

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