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A 42-year-old male asked:

what is hypertension?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
High blood pressure: For an adult, a blood pressure of >135 systolic (the top number) or >85 (the bottom number), when taken at rest and averaged over multiple readings at different times, is considered to be high or "hypertensive.".
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: Hypertension is when the blood pressure exceeds 140/90 mmhg for a significant part of the day. If untreated, these people have an increased incidence of atherosclerotic disease, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.

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