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  • n. A blood pressure higher than normal but not high enough to be considered hypertension.


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  • For the first time, they have come out with a new category of what they're calling prehypertension, in other words, people whose blood pressure isn't so high it needs to be treated with drugs, but a category where doctors need to be worried.

    CNN Transcript May 14, 2003

  • The study participants all had mild hypertension (known as stage 1 hypertension) or moderately elevated blood pressure (known as prehypertension), and none were taking drugs to lower blood pressure.

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  • Now a new study has found that middle-aged people with blood pressure that's only slightly above normal -- a condition known as prehypertension -- are 68% more likely to have a stroke than those with normal blood pressure.

  • Those children have slightly elevated blood pressure and are diagnosed with so-called "prehypertension."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Some doctors don ' t even like the term " prehypertension, " let alone the idea of treating it with drugs.

    Hidden Heart Disease

  • Anthony Viera , a family physician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says he doesn ' t tell patients they have " prehypertension, " instead counseling them on lifestyle modifications.

    Hidden Heart Disease

  • Until 2003, most people would not have thought twice about a blood pressure in your range, but that year guidelines from the National Institutes of Health introduced the term "prehypertension" for blood pressures of 120-139/80-89.

    How to Help Your Heart

  • The definition of hypertension has been refined and new limits for what is now considered prehypertension have been established.

    Bruce A. Barron: Million Hearts Program and the New York Blood Center

  • A review of recent studies suggests that young and middle-aged people with slightly elevated blood pressure, or prehypertension, are at much greater risk of stroke than those whose blood pressure is in the normal range.

    Bruce A. Barron: Million Hearts Program and the New York Blood Center

  • People under age 65 with prehypertension had a 68 percent increased risk of stroke compared with those with normal readings, independent of other known risk factors.

    Bruce A. Barron: Million Hearts Program and the New York Blood Center


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