Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 9th, 2003
A newly revised national classification system toughens up blood pressure guidelines. The familiar standard of 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) is no longer considered good enough to prevent serious or deadly health consequences. In fact, that old standard is now classified as prehypertension, likely to cause a heart attack or stroke if left untreated. MayoClinic.com can help you make sense of the new guidelines.
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