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Hypertension

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High blood pressure and hypertension are terms used interchangeably. Blood pressure is a measure of the force against the wall of your arteries as your heart pumps blood to the rest of your body. A normal blood pressure reading would be 120/80.  This site is a part of the A.D.A.M. medical encylopedia. This learning resource also includedIncidenceRisk factorsSymptomsTestsWhen to call the doctorCausesTreatmentsAdditional resourcesPrevention
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Date Added to MERLOT: November 05, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 24, 2017
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Keywords: Hypertension, High blood pressure, Arteries

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1 year ago

Taylor Bakker (Health Care Professional)

This article is very helpful in explaining high blood pressure to patients. It uses words and definitions that are easily read by an individual not knowledgeable in the health care field. Providing information on tools that can be used at home for monitoring blood pressure is very helpful.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes