Features March 2012 Issue

Pre-Hypertension Treatment May Help Prevent Stroke

The importance of aggressively treating hypertension is well-researched and an established key to a lifetime of cardiovascular health. But you may not know about a condition called pre-hypertension and the risks associated with elevated blood pressure in its early stages. Pre-hypertension is defined as having a systolic blood pressure (the upper number) between 120 and 139 mm Hg and a diastolic pressure (lower number) between 80 and 89 mm Hg, according to the American Heart Association.

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