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Mesh term Hypertension

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Vascular Diseases


Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.

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Essential Hypertension
Hypertension, Malignant
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced
Hypertension, Renal
Hypertensive Retinopathy
Masked Hypertension
White Coat Hypertension

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