Hypertension and new treatments

We commonly refer to hypertension as the blood pressure levels that are above those that are considered healthy for the human body.

What exactly is blood pressure? Blood pressure measures the force of the blood pumped from the heart against the walls of the arteries with the aid of a blood pressure monitor. The blood pressure reading (sphygmomanometre, as it is normally called) gives us two results: • Systolic pressure, which is usually 120 mmHg in a healthy patient while resting. • Diastolic pressure, which is usually 80 mmHg in normal conditions. It is usual to talk about the combined figure, 120/80 or 12/8, with the millimetres of mercury (mmHg) being the most common unit of measurement. When is there hypertension? We can consider that there is hypertension when the patient reaches or exceeds blood pressure of Read more