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Cardiovascular disease risk linked with hypertension

Nearly three-quarters of adults with conditions such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes also have hypertension, according to a study.In a US survey of 4,646 adults, 31.4% had hypertension, defined as systolic blood pressure of at least 140mg of mercury and a diastolic blood pressure of at least 90mg of mercury.High blood pressure was found in most people with cardiovascular diseases and related problems, including 76.8% of people with ...

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