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    5 Takeaways from new hypertension guidelines

    The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology recently announced new guidelines to define hypertension in patients as 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher for the diastolic measurement.
    The new guidance means that nearly 103 million Americans will now carry a diagnosis of high blood pressure following a visit to their physician.

    The AHA offers the following diagnosis guide for doctors...

    Lisa Eramo, MA
    Lisa Eramo, MA, is a contributing author for Medical Economics.

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