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What is hypertension?

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a common condition in which there is increased pressure of the blood against the inner walls of the arteries while the blood is pumped by the heart.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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