High Blood Pressure

Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure, sometimes called arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Blood pressure is summarised by two measurements, systolic and diastolic, which depend on whether the heart muscle is contracting (systole) or relaxed between beats (diastole). This equals the maximum and minimum pressure, respectively. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100–140mmHg systolic (top reading) and 60–90mmHg diastolic (bottom reading). High blood pressure is said to be present if it is often at or above 140/90 mmHg.
Posts about High Blood Pressure
  • Birth Injuries to the Mother

    …. Ruptured uterus. An improperly performed cesarean section. Serious injuries related to childbirth. Pre-eclampsia, whereby untreated high blood pressure leads to damage to organs in the mother’s body. Since it starts at around the 20th week of pregnancy, it is important that presiding prenatal doctors treat it immediately to avert…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Car Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

    … Rides Due to your pregnancy, you probably do not want to spend a great deal of time in the car. Many experts agree with this. Long car rides in which you sit for hours at a time can lead to water retention in the legs, ankles, and feet. They can also make pregnancy complications even worse or increase the risk of complications. If you have diabetes…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Subdural and Epidural Hematoma

    … attention immediately. Dizziness Sudden onset of high blood pressure Sudden onset of poor motor skills Personality changes Sudden extreme headaches Loss of consciousness Vision and other sensory disturbances The earlier you get to a doctor for an MRI scan (and possible surgery to relieve intracranial pressure as well as close up…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Negligence in Prenatal Testing

    … of caring for a child with a birth defect; Wrongful death if your child did not survive; Wrongful birth, which is not allowed in every state but is allowed under Pennsylvania law.2 Contact a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney as Soon as Possible If your doctor made a serious error during your prenatal care that led to a preventable injury…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 11 readers -
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  • Whistleblower Gets $500,000+ in Medicare Patient Referral Scheme

    … that patients were being transferred to from Westlake repeatedly to the same acute care hospital and then back to Westlake. That action restarts the Medicare payment clock. According to Gonzalez, one patient questioned why he was being transferred to an acute care hospital for high blood pressure when no one at Westlake had checked his blood pressure…

    Due Diligence- 9 readers -
  • Improve Trucker Health to Prevent Accidents

    … diet that often accompanies it. Only 8% of truck drivers report exercising regularly and many suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure. Over seventy percent are overweight or morbidly obese. Unhealthy truckers are a greater threat to themselves and others on the road for a number of reasons. Poor heart health puts truckers at risk for emergency…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -