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Blood Pressure is the force of circulating blood on the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is taken using two measurements: systolic (measured when the heart beats, when blood pressure is at its highest) and diastolic (measured between heart beats, when blood pressure is at its lowest). Blood pressure is written with the systolic blood pressure first, followed by the diastolic blood pressure (for example 120/80).
Healthy lifestyle, greater disease-free life expectancy

Healthy lifestyle, greater disease-free life expectancy

Long-standing racial and income disparities seen creeping into COVID-19 care

Long-standing racial and income disparities seen creeping into COVID-19 care

Coronavirus pandemic affecting the Earth's movement

Coronavirus pandemic affecting the Earth's movement

Researchers identify the most common characteristics of fatal COVID-19 cases

Researchers identify the most common characteristics of fatal COVID-19 cases

Larger thigh circumference associated with lower heart disease risk in obesity

Larger thigh circumference associated with lower heart disease risk in obesity

Mediterranean diet best for lowering LDL cholesterol

Mediterranean diet best for lowering LDL cholesterol

Pilates helps control blood pressure in young obese women

Pilates helps control blood pressure in young obese women

CVD risk among people with HIV varies by geography, income

CVD risk among people with HIV varies by geography, income

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients

Three Australian experts explain the course of COVID-19

Three Australian experts explain the course of COVID-19

Individuals taking glucocorticoids are at high risk if infected with COVID-19

Individuals taking glucocorticoids are at high risk if infected with COVID-19

Investigational oral form of treatment offers hope for adults with acromegaly

Investigational oral form of treatment offers hope for adults with acromegaly

Coronavirus shown to spread in high heat and humidity

Coronavirus shown to spread in high heat and humidity

Investigational drug vericiguat benefits patients with worsening heart failure

Investigational drug vericiguat benefits patients with worsening heart failure

Trials find invasive surgery is no better than medication at reducing heart attack risk

Trials find invasive surgery is no better than medication at reducing heart attack risk

Climate change linked to higher risk of cardiovascular deaths, study suggests

Climate change linked to higher risk of cardiovascular deaths, study suggests

Renal denervation effective in patients with untreated high blood pressure

Renal denervation effective in patients with untreated high blood pressure

Extreme temperatures may double or triple deaths from cardiovascular disease

Extreme temperatures may double or triple deaths from cardiovascular disease

Intravenous sodium nitrite does not help out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

Intravenous sodium nitrite does not help out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system