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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.
$40 million multi-year study to examine long-term impacts of COVID-19 and MIS-C

$40 million multi-year study to examine long-term impacts of COVID-19 and MIS-C

Heart problems in kids with MIS-C resolve rapidly, study shows

Heart problems in kids with MIS-C resolve rapidly, study shows

Older heart failure patients less likely to receive recommended treatments

Older heart failure patients less likely to receive recommended treatments

Remdesivir caused dangerously low heart rate in COVID-19 patients

Remdesivir caused dangerously low heart rate in COVID-19 patients

New resin acid molecules have promising properties as potential drugs against epilepsy

New resin acid molecules have promising properties as potential drugs against epilepsy

Scientists explain why space travel weakens the human immune system

Scientists explain why space travel weakens the human immune system

Women who experience acute aortic dissection are more likely to die than men, shows study

Women who experience acute aortic dissection are more likely to die than men, shows study

Landmark study confirms that controlled blood pressure is key to prevent stroke, heart disease

Landmark study confirms that controlled blood pressure is key to prevent stroke, heart disease

Improved drug to counteract the side effects of spinal anesthesia during C-sections

Improved drug to counteract the side effects of spinal anesthesia during C-sections

New enzyme may help curb chronic kidney disease

New enzyme may help curb chronic kidney disease

Cell surface marker CD47 may allow early diagnosis of severe COVID-19

Cell surface marker CD47 may allow early diagnosis of severe COVID-19

Higher proportion of male children develop COVID-19-related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, finds study

Higher proportion of male children develop COVID-19-related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, finds study

Commentary on severe allergic reaction to mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

Commentary on severe allergic reaction to mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

New treatment can improve the lives of patients with spinal cord injury

New treatment can improve the lives of patients with spinal cord injury

COVID-19, influenza and suicide are responsible for deaths of ICE detainees

COVID-19, influenza and suicide are responsible for deaths of ICE detainees

Study shows COVID-19 pneumonia is different from typical pneumonia

Study shows COVID-19 pneumonia is different from typical pneumonia

Is your covid vaccine venue prepared to handle rare, life-threatening reactions?

Is your covid vaccine venue prepared to handle rare, life-threatening reactions?

Study: COVID-19 patients have greater risk of health problems, mortality than those with flu

Study: COVID-19 patients have greater risk of health problems, mortality than those with flu

Change in mental status or falls may be misinterpreted as infection in nursing homes

Change in mental status or falls may be misinterpreted as infection in nursing homes

Hantavirus can also be transmitted by wild or domesticated rats

Hantavirus can also be transmitted by wild or domesticated rats