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Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia



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Hypertension in the glossary for Waldenström's macroglobulinemia

High blood pressure.

Hypertension (high blood pressure), is a medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. Normal blood pressure in adults at rest is within the range of 100–130 millimeters mercury (mmHg) systolic and 60–80 mmHg diastolic. For most adults, high blood pressure is present if the resting blood pressure is persistently above 140/90 mmHg. Hypertension is typically asymptomatic, but long-term hypertension is a major risk factor for a number of serious conditions including vascular damage, cerebrovascular disease and stroke, left ventricular hypertrophy and failure, myocardial infarction, dissecting aneurysm, and renovascular disease.1

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1.Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary. © 2012. Available from; https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/. Accessed November 12th, 2021.
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