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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.
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

New article outlines reasons to stratify and report data by sex, gender or both

New article outlines reasons to stratify and report data by sex, gender or both

FDA approves new therapy for initial treatment of soft tissue sarcoma

FDA approves new therapy for initial treatment of soft tissue sarcoma

Researchers unravel mystery of first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S.

Researchers unravel mystery of first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S.

Intensive treatment to lower systolic blood pressure could save many lives

Intensive treatment to lower systolic blood pressure could save many lives

VIB-Ghent University research provides insights into septic shock

VIB-Ghent University research provides insights into septic shock

Study urges caution when using BP-lowering treatment in patients with coronary artery disease

Study urges caution when using BP-lowering treatment in patients with coronary artery disease

Revised blood pressure targets for diabetes patients may increase number of stroke patients

Revised blood pressure targets for diabetes patients may increase number of stroke patients

Study shows 1 in 5 hospitalized adults discharged with vital sign instabilities

Study shows 1 in 5 hospitalized adults discharged with vital sign instabilities

Antihypertensives prescribed for older adults despite having low blood pressure, study shows

Antihypertensives prescribed for older adults despite having low blood pressure, study shows

High blood pressure could increase vascular dementia risk

High blood pressure could increase vascular dementia risk

New Research: High blood pressure raises risk of dementia

New Research: High blood pressure raises risk of dementia

Pediatric researchers develop minimally invasive techniques to treat plastic bronchitis

Pediatric researchers develop minimally invasive techniques to treat plastic bronchitis

Vanderbilt's A.S.A.P sees increase in number of patients treated for alpha-gal syndrome

Vanderbilt's A.S.A.P sees increase in number of patients treated for alpha-gal syndrome

Entresto drug shows added benefit in symptomatic chronic heart failure

Entresto drug shows added benefit in symptomatic chronic heart failure

Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb) approved for multiple indications

Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb) approved for multiple indications

Investigational drug provides no improved protection to patients with contrast-induced acute kidney injury

Investigational drug provides no improved protection to patients with contrast-induced acute kidney injury

Intravenous beta blockers offer no clinical benefit to patients with STEMI

Intravenous beta blockers offer no clinical benefit to patients with STEMI

FDA approves Defitelio to treat hepatic veno-occlusive disease in adults, children

FDA approves Defitelio to treat hepatic veno-occlusive disease in adults, children