Hypertension - high blood pressure
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Here is what you need to know about it.
Hypertension Diagnosis: How is High Blood Pressure Diagnosed?
Hypertension is diagnosed when a person's blood pressure is persistently elevated beyond levels that are considered normal.
Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure
Here is the definition of systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure. If you have hypertension, both are important.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is a method of measuring your blood pressure throughout a 24 or 48-hour interval. It can be very helpful in deciding whether you really do or do not have hypertension.
White Coat Hypertension
In white coat hypertension, blood pressure is high in the doctor's office, but normal at other times.
Prehypertension means your blood pressure is higher than the desirable range, but not quite high enough to diagnose hypertension. Whether it warrants treatment is controversial.
All About Hypertension Treatment
Here is the approach you and your doctor should take for treating your hypertension.
Individualizing the Treatment of Hypertension
Individualizing hypertension therapy with impedance cardiography
Salt Wars - Is Salt restriction Necessary?
New information on the controversy regarding salt in the management of hypertension.
Don't Let Your Doc Measure Your Blood Pressure
Maybe the doctor isn't the best one to measure blood pressure.
Felodipine and high blood pressure
A disussion of felodipine for hypertension
Salt Restriction For Hypertension
Most experts recommend a salt restriction diet if you have hypertension.
Can Treating Hypertension Improve Diastolic Dysfunction?
Treating hypertension can reduce diastolic dysfunction.
Beta Blockers Disparaged for Hypertension
Beta blockers found not useful as single drug therapy for uncomplicated high blood pressure
Treating Hypertension in Older People
Older people with hypertension must be treated with care.
Hypertrophy is a thickening of the heart muscle.