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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).
90's saw significant increase in blood pressure among children

90's saw significant increase in blood pressure among children

West Nile treatment showing 100% response rate among immunocompetent patients

West Nile treatment showing 100% response rate among immunocompetent patients

Afro-Americans with high blood pressure have double the risk of enlarged heart

Afro-Americans with high blood pressure have double the risk of enlarged heart

Ritalin drug used to treat hyperactive children boosts the potency of Parkinson's drug levodopa

Ritalin drug used to treat hyperactive children boosts the potency of Parkinson's drug levodopa

New Canadian Fat Lab

New Canadian Fat Lab

Blood pressure levels on rise among American children and teenagers

Blood pressure levels on rise among American children and teenagers

New research could reduce risk of strokes in younger people

New research could reduce risk of strokes in younger people

Stroke warning signs and risk factor recognition

Stroke warning signs and risk factor recognition

Stroke survivors have twice the risk of dementia compared to stroke-free men and women of the same age

Stroke survivors have twice the risk of dementia compared to stroke-free men and women of the same age

Increased blood levels of a heart cell “stress” protein called ST2 were linked to a higher risk of death

Increased blood levels of a heart cell “stress” protein called ST2 were linked to a higher risk of death

Mothers who smoke increase the likelihood of daughters smoking 3 fold

Mothers who smoke increase the likelihood of daughters smoking 3 fold

How flexing of blood vessels during a heartbeat might contribute to heart disease

How flexing of blood vessels during a heartbeat might contribute to heart disease

McMaster’s is helping raise awareness of the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring.

McMaster’s is helping raise awareness of the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring.

Robot teaches 50-year-old man paralyzed to walk again

Robot teaches 50-year-old man paralyzed to walk again

New teatment for intractable low blood pressure

New teatment for intractable low blood pressure

Launch of first national multicultural diabetes prevention campaign

Launch of first national multicultural diabetes prevention campaign

Serious allergic reactions in cancer patients require expert intervention

Serious allergic reactions in cancer patients require expert intervention

Sprouts and broccoli may reduce risk of high blood pressure

Sprouts and broccoli may reduce risk of high blood pressure

Blood pressure drug helps delay ischemic brain damage in stroke patients

Blood pressure drug helps delay ischemic brain damage in stroke patients

Irish minister launches Heart Foundation´s conference on salt, functional foods and heart health

Irish minister launches Heart Foundation´s conference on salt, functional foods and heart health