• Hypertension study
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High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries (blood vessels), which carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the body and it contributes to hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis and the development of heart failure.
There are several categories of blood pressure, including:

  • • Normal: Less than 120/80
  • • Prehypertension: 120-139/80-89
  • • Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140-159/90-99
  • • Stage 2 high blood pressure: 160 and above/100 and above