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Featured: Hypertension


Sphygmomanometer.Hypertension (hypertension) is defined as high pressure (tension) in the arteries, which are the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Complications of high blood pressure include heart disease, kidney (renal) disease, hardening of the arteries.
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