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Hypertension: high blood pressure

High blood pressure Hypertension is persistent abnormally high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in your arteries. The blood circulation is a closed system in which the pressure varies constantly. It rises to a peak, called the…

Vascular disease

Vascular disease Reviewed by Dr Neal Uren, consultant cardiologist, Dr Patrick Davey, cardiologist and Dr Stephen Collins, GP/ © NetDoctor What is a vascular disease? Bypass operations: placing blood vessels (A) around the diseased areas can be an effective way…

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