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  Augusto E. Villa, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Diplomate American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases,
Interventional Cardiology, Endovascular Medicine,
and Internal Medicine.

600 University Boulevard, Suite 200, Jupiter, FL. 33458
Ph. (561) 627-2912 • Fax (561) 627-2207
 
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What is High Blood Pressure/ Hypertension?
 

Blood is carried from the heart to all the body"s tissues and organs in vessels called arteries. High blood pressure (HBP), or hypertension, means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. It is either:   

           - A systolic pressure consistently at 140 or higher

           - A diastolic pressure consistently at 90 or higher

 
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