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  • hypertension
    • systolic pressure
      • blood pumped from the heart
      • pressure on the walls of the arteries
    • diastolic pressure
      • less pressure when the heart is relaxing
    • pressure readings can be obtained by inflatable cuff
      • attached to the arm
      • connected to sphygmomanometer
      • recorded systolic pressure over diastolic
    • blood pressure values
      • 70-90/40-60 mmhg
        • low
          • dizziness and fainting
      • 90-120/60-80 mmhg
        • ideal
          • healthy
      • 120-140/80-90 mmhg
        • pre high
          • lifestyle changes
      • 140/90 mmhg
        • hypertension
          • increased risk of heart attack

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