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High blood pressure (hypertension)


Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). In general, hypertension is a blood pressure reading of 130/80 mm Hg or higher. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association divides blood pressure into four general categories. Ideal blood pressure is categorized as normal.) Blood pressure higher than 180/120 mm Hg is considered a hypertensive […]