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Of the 65 million people with hypertension, between 25 and 50 percent of them have some evidence that their heart has been affected by high blood pressure.
Higher blood pressure may be one factor associated with a decline in walking ability in later life.
Erratic blood pressure during the first hours after a stroke dramatically lowers the chances of survival.
A new method for lowering blood pressure (hypertension) through use of a compound that synthesizes a cannabis (hashish) plant component has been developed.
There is no evidence that lowering blood pressure prevents the development of dementia or cognitive impairment in hypertensive patients.