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

    … from the dashboard and windshield. Do not turn the airbags off. Many newer vehicles allow for passenger side airbags to be turned off. This is often necessary when children ride in the front seat. However, safety agencies agree that airbags are may be used in an emergency by pregnant women. Keep the passenger side airbags on. Avoid Lengthy Car…

    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

    … and her child. A doctor providing prenatal care should know how to perform a full evaluation of a patient to determine whether any concerns or risks may exist due to medical conditions. Such conditions that should be identified and properly managed include: Preeclampsia Gestational diabetes High levels of bilirubin Hypertension Aside from…

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

    … and take advantage of the elderly and disabled.” He also acknowledged that the scheme put patients at risk. Whistleblower Awards and Medicare Fraud A healthcare whistleblower reporting Medicare or Medi-Cal fraud is entitled to receive a percentage of whatever the government receives from the wrongdoer. To qualify for a whistleblower award, one…

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  • Improve Trucker Health to Prevent Accidents

    … The long haul trucking industry is a necessary piece of our country and economy, but it is not without its risks and expenses. Large trucks are involved in hundreds of thousands of accidents each year, costing the country billions annually, and injuring over 20,000 truck drivers and passengers a year. There are so many truck driver highway…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -