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High Blood Pressure Rises in America

Nov 15, 2017 by Total Access Medical

According to published findings in the Wall Street Journal this week, blood pressure standards have changed for the first time in 14 years. New guidelines published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, which set hypertension at 130/80 now, as compared to the former guidelines reading hypertension at 140/90. The new guidelines give a threshold to hypertension diagnosis that will include a staggering 103.3 million people.

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