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New blood pressure guidelines puts millions at risk

Original post made on Dec 15, 2017

High blood pressure now affects nearly half of U.S. adults under changes to what constitutes hypertension announced by the American Heart Association.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 14, 2017, 8:53 AM

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Posted by hold on there a moment
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 15, 2017 at 9:16 am

Make certain the blood pressure reading is accurate. See Web Link

Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm

For those who don't read the fine print: it isn't that the guidelines are putting millions at risk, it is that millions are at somewhat greater risk than was previously realized. The threshold for when risk starts to increase is a bit lower than the previous standard.

Posted by Another Tom
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 15, 2017 at 6:43 pm

Another Tom is a registered user.

What an idiotic headline. Nobody is at any more at risk now than before.

You guys should get a clue.

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