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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.
Doctors and older patients should work together to dial back diabetes treatment, study suggests

Doctors and older patients should work together to dial back diabetes treatment, study suggests

FDA makes the first gene therapy Kymriah available for treatment of pediatric ALL

FDA makes the first gene therapy Kymriah available for treatment of pediatric ALL

Novartis gets FDA approval for novel immunocellular therapy to treat relapsed or refractory B-cell ALL

Novartis gets FDA approval for novel immunocellular therapy to treat relapsed or refractory B-cell ALL

FDA approves first cell-based gene therapy for use in the United States

FDA approves first cell-based gene therapy for use in the United States

Biomedical engineering researchers aim to attack two banes of cardiovascular disease

Biomedical engineering researchers aim to attack two banes of cardiovascular disease

Study recommends revision of current guidelines for assessing orthostatic hypotension

Study recommends revision of current guidelines for assessing orthostatic hypotension

Researchers find uncertainty in accuracy of blood pressure measurements

Researchers find uncertainty in accuracy of blood pressure measurements

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