Hypertension: How Low Should Your Blood Pressure Go?

New evidence suggests a lower blood pressure goal may be better, but getting there is not without potential risks, a Cleveland Clinic expert says.

Numbers. Your life’s full of them, and they all have significance—from your Social Security and telephone numbers to your bank account balances or even a winning lottery ticket. When it comes to your heart and kidney health, the numbers 140/90 are of paramount importance. They mark the threshold of hypertension, and if your blood pressure […]


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