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The Proven Benefits of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

Home blood pressure readings of 130/80 mm Hg or above can be used to diagnose high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults, according to research.

By Diane Domina

What Is Resistant High Blood Pressure and How Is It Diagnosed?

Up to 15 percent of people with high blood pressure have resistant hypertension — blood pressure that exceeds guidelines despite medical treatment.

By Diane Domina

Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Learn more about the most recent updates to blood pressure guidelines and what they mean for your health.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Salt Sensitivity: The Surprising Danger to Your Heart

Blood pressure in some people rises moderately to dramatically when excess salt is consumed. This can affect people with or without high blood pressure.

By Joseph Saling

Blood Test May Predict Hypertension

A new blood test may be able to identify a person’s risk of developing hypertension long before the condition shows up in a blood pressure reading.

By Sherrie Negrea

How Blood Pressure Is Measured

Systolic blood pressure is the pressure in the arteries while the heart is contracting; diastolic is the pressure during the heart’s relaxation.

By HealthAfter50

How to Get an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Here is what to know about the devices used for measuring blood pressure and how to prepare yourself.

By HealthAfter50

How to Know If You Have Hypertension

When your blood pressure is measured, the reading will be categorized into one of three groups.

By HealthAfter50