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Reading the new blood pressure guidelines

The definition for what is considered high blood pressure has been tightened. Hereís what you need to know. If you didnít have high blood pressure before, thereís a good chance you do now. Last year, new guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and nine other health organizations lowered the numbers for the diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure) to 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and higher…

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