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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Hypertension is persistently high arterial blood pressure and may have no known cause or be associated with other diseases. Hypertension is considered a risk factor for the development of heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke and kidney disease.

Pathological condition characterized by the constant presence of resting blood pressure levels in the arteries above normal.

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