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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


1.5 - Does the lowering of the blood pressure reduce cardiovascular risk?


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Yes, the cardiovascular risk decreases with an antihypertensive drug therapy as bas been shown by several medical studies. Mainly an American study, carried out in the town of Framingham (study of Framingham) since 1950.

We also know that the more the blood pressure is lowered, the larger the benefit will be. However one should not, in general, lower the blood pressure too much, as side effects could become apparent (faintness, falls...).




File last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011
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