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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.
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

Perioperative beta blockers could increase deaths and strokes one year after surgery

Perioperative beta blockers could increase deaths and strokes one year after surgery

Healthy diet may not counteract effects of high salt intake on blood pressure, study suggests

Healthy diet may not counteract effects of high salt intake on blood pressure, study suggests

Mitochondrial impairment may actually protect the brain in Parkinson's disease, study shows

Mitochondrial impairment may actually protect the brain in Parkinson's disease, study shows

FDA approves drug to increase blood pressure in adults with septic or distributive shock

FDA approves drug to increase blood pressure in adults with septic or distributive shock

VICC selected to administer FDA-approved CAR T therapy for treatment of lymphoma patients

VICC selected to administer FDA-approved CAR T therapy for treatment of lymphoma patients

New CAR-T cell therapy offers effective option for certain blood cancer patients

New CAR-T cell therapy offers effective option for certain blood cancer patients

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)