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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


1.3 - Beyond 14/9, a subject has high blood pressure


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Currently, the value of blood pressure which is defined as arterial hypertension is 140 millimetres of mercury (14 in the everyday language) for the systolic blood pressure (maximum) and of 90 millimetres of mercury (9 in the everyday language) for the diastolic blood pressure (minimum).

This definition is very general because as mentioned in another chapter, the reference value varies according to situations.





File last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011
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