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The Multiple Forms of Hypertension

The Multiple Forms of Hypertension

When you consider blood pressure, it’s important to keep in mind that not all hypertension is the same. Medical experts recognize several types of high blood pressure, each with different etiologies.
Essential Hypertension
Accounting for about 90 percent of all high blood pressure, essential, or primary, hypertension has no single identifiable cause.

2. Multiple Forms of Hypertension

The burden of high blood pressure in the United States is striking. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 78,862 deaths in the United States in 2015 were due primarily to high blood pressure, and the number of deaths attributable to hypertension rose 37.5 percent from 2005 to 2015. Furthermore,

Congenital Heart Disease: How It Can Affect Us in Adulthood

Congenital Heart Disease: How It Can Affect Us in Adulthood

An estimated 40,000 babies are born in the U.S. every year with congenital heart disease—an abnormality of the structure of the heart or blood vessels. Not long ago, many of these children wouldn’t live to reach adulthood. However, advances in treatments are helping people born with congenital heart disease to

A Failing Heart: Interventions and Preventions

Heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer pump out enough blood to supply what the body needs. The result is fatigue, shortness of breath, and fluid retention—all classic signs of heart failure. Many people don’t realize that heart failure is not actually a disease, rather it’s the result

Know the Four Cardiovascular Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Maintaining good cardiovascular health is about more than eating a healthy diet, exercising every day, quitting smoking and taking your medications as prescribed. It’s also essential that you respond appropriately to changes in your health, especially when those changes could indicate a problem with your heart or the rest of

Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Need Special Attention

Advances in treatments are helping people born with congenital heart disease live longer and with greater quality of life. But not all structural problems with the heart can be permanently fixed in childhood. In fact, many treatments that help get these patients into adulthood often need revisiting later in life.
Some

Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Need Special Attention
Individuals born with heart problems are living longer these days, but they need to be especially mindful of potential changes in their conditions.
Advances in treatments are helping people born with congenital heart disease live longer and with greater quality of life. But

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