Cardiovascular Disease - Hypertension

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Hypertension is a major independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, and kidney failure, thus efforts to prevent high blood pressure have the potential to significantly impact the development of these diseases (1).

Hypertension is elevated blood pressure (BP), generally defined as a systolic pressure (SBP) at rest that is 140 mmHg or greater and/or diastolic pressure (DBP) at rest that is 90 mmHg or greater, or both (1-3). The diagnosis of

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Last Updated: 2020-10-07