I - Definition
of high blood pressure
1.1 - Generality
- Minimum and maximum blood pressures (diastolic and systolic)
1.3 - Beyond 14/9,
a subject has high blood pressure
- Why such a value?
- Does the lowering of the blood pressure reduce cardiovascular risk?
- Current recommendations
High blood pressure (or arterial hypertension)
is defined as a rise in the pressure of blood in the arteries, compared
to a value known as " normal ",
established by many scientific committees throughout the world.
The current unit of blood
pressure is the millimetre of mercury (mmHg), but the European medical
commission is considering replacing the unit of mercury.
last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011