Definition of high blood pressure
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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

1.1 - Generality


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.

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