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Blood pressure limits in Hong Kong to be reviewed after American Heart Association announces new measurement

S.China Morning Post Tuesday, 14 November 2017 ()
Hong Kong will not rush to adopt a new measurement of high blood pressure set by the American Heart Association, a health official has said. The US association announced on Monday that the measurement would now be 130/80, but Undersecretary for Food and Health Dr Chui Tak-yi said the city’s current guideline of 140/90 – 140mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement or readings of 90 and higher for the diastolic measurement – would only be reviewed. “[We...
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News video: New guidelines mean nearly half of American adults suffer from high blood pressure

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For the first time since 2003, the American Heart Association is updating the comprehensive guidelines for blood pressure and hypertension. According to a release from the AHA, patients with a blood pressure reading of 130/80 should now be considered to have hypertension, or abnormally high blood...

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