New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Department of Health and other health care providers are adopting new hypertension (high blood pressure) guidelines developed by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and nine other health professional organizations. These guidelines mean that some patients who were not thought to have high blood pressure may now be considered hypertensive. Hypertension leads to illness and death, but it can be prevented.

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