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Hypertension

Hypertension

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Published by: Abigail Cruz on Jul 22, 2010
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HYPERTENSION
Lecture by: Abigail P. Cruz, M.D.
 
What is
Hyper 
t
en
sio
n?
 Also commonly called high blood pressure
I
t is a condition in which the bloodpressure in the arteries is chronicallyelevated.
Blood pressure:
is the force of bloodpushing up against the walls of the bloodvessels
 
What ha
ppen
s du
i
ng
hi
g
hblood
pre
ssu
re?
T
he heart works harder to pump blood
T
his leads to organ damage and severaldiseases such as
h
eart attack, stroke,
h
eart failure, aneurysm, or renal failure.

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