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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.
Using induced pluripotent stem cells to recreate the adrenal gland in a petri dish

Using induced pluripotent stem cells to recreate the adrenal gland in a petri dish

Can monkeypox infection lead to myocarditis?

Can monkeypox infection lead to myocarditis?

Areas hospitable to Lassa virus spread may extend in the next several decades

Areas hospitable to Lassa virus spread may extend in the next several decades

Study shows the importance of night-time blood pressure assessment for diagnosing hypertension

Study shows the importance of night-time blood pressure assessment for diagnosing hypertension

Healthy people with high cholesterol don't stand to benefit from statins, research says

Healthy people with high cholesterol don't stand to benefit from statins, research says

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Lower brain tissue oxygenation puts frailer older adults with multi-morbidity at risk of faints and falls

Better, safer treatment option than saline solution may be available for hospital patients

Better, safer treatment option than saline solution may be available for hospital patients

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How does diet affect COVID-19?

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Dosing recommendations should always be respected while taking herbal supplements

Cedars-Sinai geriatricians create program to catch at-risk older adults before they fall

Cedars-Sinai geriatricians create program to catch at-risk older adults before they fall

Age and higher ferritin levels associated with more severe MIS-C

Age and higher ferritin levels associated with more severe MIS-C

A cluster of cells in the brainstem found to control the body's response to severe blood loss

A cluster of cells in the brainstem found to control the body's response to severe blood loss

High blood pressure genes improve outcomes after congenital heart defect repair surgery

High blood pressure genes improve outcomes after congenital heart defect repair surgery

Study points to vagus nerve dysfunction as a central pathophysiological feature of long COVID

Study points to vagus nerve dysfunction as a central pathophysiological feature of long COVID

Oral penicillin may be a safer option for people with high-risk rheumatic heart disease

Oral penicillin may be a safer option for people with high-risk rheumatic heart disease

Study compares the survival rates of cardiac arrest in catheterization lab, versus the OR and ICU

Study compares the survival rates of cardiac arrest in catheterization lab, versus the OR and ICU

Researchers receive $8.9 million grant to study the gut-brain connection in Parkinson’s disease

Researchers receive $8.9 million grant to study the gut-brain connection in Parkinson’s disease

Newly discovered molecule could be used to prevent collateral harm to vital organs during surgery

Newly discovered molecule could be used to prevent collateral harm to vital organs during surgery

Scientists examine kids’ unique immune systems as more fall victim to covid

Scientists examine kids’ unique immune systems as more fall victim to covid

Newly discovered cell type makes survivors of sepsis more vulnerable to infections

Newly discovered cell type makes survivors of sepsis more vulnerable to infections