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Hypotension is low blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. Blood pressure is measured as systolic and diastolic pressures. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart beats while pumping blood. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart is at rest between beats. You will most often see blood pressure numbers written with the systolic number above or before the diastolic, such as 120/80 mmHg. (The mmHg is millimeters of mercury-the units used to measure blood pressure.) Normal blood pressure in adults is lower than 120/80 mmHg. Hypotension is blood pressure that's lower than 90/60 mmHg.
Aggressive treatment for hypertension may lead to kidney damage, research suggests

Aggressive treatment for hypertension may lead to kidney damage, research suggests

FDA panel recommends new breakthrough gene therapy for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

FDA panel recommends new breakthrough gene therapy for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

UAB emergency medicine physician offers tips to deal with snakebite

UAB emergency medicine physician offers tips to deal with snakebite

New immunotherapy sends multiple myeloma into remission

New immunotherapy sends multiple myeloma into remission

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Clinical study tests 100-year-old drug in children with autism spectrum disorder

Clinical study tests 100-year-old drug in children with autism spectrum disorder

Study: Angiotensin II can safely improve blood pressure among critically ill patients with hypotension

Study: Angiotensin II can safely improve blood pressure among critically ill patients with hypotension

Researchers develop new test for rapid and reliable diagnosis of sepsis

Researchers develop new test for rapid and reliable diagnosis of sepsis

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease

Five ways to better prepare for planned or elective surgery

Five ways to better prepare for planned or elective surgery

FDA approves new therapy for adult patients with relapsing and primary progressive MS

FDA approves new therapy for adult patients with relapsing and primary progressive MS

High blood pressure not related to elevated mortality risk for older adults with weak grip strength

High blood pressure not related to elevated mortality risk for older adults with weak grip strength

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Shortage of low blood pressure drug for patients with septic shock linked to elevated risk of death

Shortage of low blood pressure drug for patients with septic shock linked to elevated risk of death

New stenting tool found to be less painful and cheaper than current methods

New stenting tool found to be less painful and cheaper than current methods

New iFR technique for assessing clogged arteries reduces discomfort and adverse events

New iFR technique for assessing clogged arteries reduces discomfort and adverse events

Pre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates T cell response to Zika infection

Pre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates T cell response to Zika infection

Intensive treatment to lower systolic blood pressure could lead to major reduction in mortality

Intensive treatment to lower systolic blood pressure could lead to major reduction in mortality

Intensive blood pressure control regimen could save more than 100,000 lives each year

Intensive blood pressure control regimen could save more than 100,000 lives each year

New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes