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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.
New strategies may improve performance of CAR-T cell therapy in treating cancer

New strategies may improve performance of CAR-T cell therapy in treating cancer

Researchers identify sepsis symptoms that contribute to patient mortality

Researchers identify sepsis symptoms that contribute to patient mortality

New study of tribe shows influence of Western diet and lifestyle on blood pressure

New study of tribe shows influence of Western diet and lifestyle on blood pressure

Epidural stimulation aids in recovery of individuals with spinal cord injury

Epidural stimulation aids in recovery of individuals with spinal cord injury

FDA recalls montelukast tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals due to drug mix-up

FDA recalls montelukast tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals due to drug mix-up

Intensive blood pressure control may pose risk for serious falls and fainting, shows study

Intensive blood pressure control may pose risk for serious falls and fainting, shows study

European Commission approves Pfizer’s first oncology biosimilar

European Commission approves Pfizer’s first oncology biosimilar

Novartis' new drug combination receives positive CHMP opinion for treating stage III BRAF mutant melanoma

Novartis' new drug combination receives positive CHMP opinion for treating stage III BRAF mutant melanoma

Infants have less severe food-induced anaphylaxis unlike older children

Infants have less severe food-induced anaphylaxis unlike older children

Scientists develop algorithm to predict hypotension during surgery

Scientists develop algorithm to predict hypotension during surgery

Research drug may one day be novel treatment for systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Research drug may one day be novel treatment for systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Synthetic cannabis use may increase risk of heart attack and stroke

Synthetic cannabis use may increase risk of heart attack and stroke

NUS researchers find novel pathway to regulate blood pressure

NUS researchers find novel pathway to regulate blood pressure

Causes and treatment of acute heart failure vary by region, registry shows

Causes and treatment of acute heart failure vary by region, registry shows

FDA OKs first non-opioid drug for adults with opioid withdrawal symptoms

FDA OKs first non-opioid drug for adults with opioid withdrawal symptoms

FDA approves new treatment to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

FDA approves new treatment to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

Frequent saunas may have beneficial effects on vascular health

Frequent saunas may have beneficial effects on vascular health

New optogenetic tools show promise in treating cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric disorders

New optogenetic tools show promise in treating cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric disorders

FDA grants accelerated approval to leukemia drug for patients with MRD-positive ALL

FDA grants accelerated approval to leukemia drug for patients with MRD-positive ALL

Epidural stimulation can safely, effectively normalize blood pressure in patients with SCI

Epidural stimulation can safely, effectively normalize blood pressure in patients with SCI