Dr. Baran Kilical, a cardiologist and electrophysiologist at , outlines the guidelines.
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Now, high blood pressure will be defined as 130/80 millimeters of mercury or greater for anyone with a significant risk of heart attack or stroke. The previous guidelines defined high blood pressure as 140/90. (The first number describes the pressure on blood vessels when the heart contracts, and the second refers to the pressure as the heart relaxes between beats.)Those patients ended up taking three drugs on average, instead of two, yet experienced no more side effects or complications than subjects in th
Increasing dietary potassium has a potential benefit for lowering the risk of hypertension. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) stated potassium is one of the shortfall nutrients which is under-consumed in the United States.