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prehypertension

A borderline health state of increased blood pressure (BP) that falls short of the measurable parameters at which surveillance and/or therapy would be required based on evidence-based guidelines, defined by the Joint National Committee report as a systolic BP between 120 and 139 mm Hg, and/or a diastolic BP between 80 and 89 mm Hg. BP greater than the above values is considered hypertension.

pre·hy·per·ten·sion

(prē-hī'pĕr-ten'shŭn)
Classification from The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure for blood pressure systolic reading of 120-139 mmHg and diastolic reading of 80-89 mmHg. Blood pressure in this range warrants management to prevent progression to hypertension.

prehypertension

(prē″hī″pĕr-ten′chĭn) [ pre- + hypertension]
Having a systolic blood pressure between 120 and 139 mm Hg and/or a diastolic blood pressure between 80 and 89 mm Hg. People with prehypertension have an increased risk for strokes, heart attacks, and kidney failure relative to individuals whose blood pressure is below 120/80.
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