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mm Hg

 
millimeters of mercury; a unit of pressure equal to 1 torr, or 133.3 pascals.

mm Hg

Millimetres of mercury. A measure of blood pressure, referring to the height to which the pressure in the blood vessels push a column of mercury.

mm Hg

Millimeters of mercury Clinical medicine A measure of blood pressure, referring to the height to which the pressure in the blood vessels push a column of mercury. See Blood pressure, Hypertension.
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A 2016 meta-analysis of 5 RCTs with a total of 553 patients examined the effectiveness of add-on treatment with spironolactone (25-50 mg/d) for patients with resistant hypertension, defined as failure to achieve BP < 140/90 mm Hg despite treatment with 3 or more BP-lowering drugs, including one diuretic.
04 mm Hg across the four baseline SBP categories (P= .004).
Overall, average 24-hour systolic blood pressure was 5.3 mm Hg lower among those who napped compared with those who didn't (127.6 mm Hg vs 132.9 mm Hg).
"If a patient gets to less than 140 mm Hg, the doctor should not think that's a failure; it's a very important result."
The handgrip induced SBP changes observed in the male cases at 1 min (138.0 [+ or -] 0.8 mm Hg), 3 min (138.0 [+ or -] 1.34 mm Hg) and 5 min (137.0 [+ or -] 1.45 mm Hg) were significantly different than female cases at 1 min (145.8 [+ or -] 2.84 mm Hg), 3 min (147.6 [+ or -] 2.74 mm Hg) and 5 min (144.0 [+ or -] 1.83 mm Hg), respectively (P < 0.05 for two-way ANOVA; Figures 2 and 3, Table 1).
The practical question is whether it is realistic to expect patients to achieve a systolic blood pressure of 120 mm Hg. Blood pressure is notoriously difficult to lower.
The mean preoperative IOP was 28.52 mm Hg. Mean postoperative IOP 13.64 mm Hg at 3 months of follow up.
"Patients could not be classified as having BP that was in or out of control with 80% certainty on the basis of a single clinic SBP measurement from 120 mm Hg to 157 mm Hg," the authors state.
A difference of 15 mm Hg or more in systolic blood pressure between a patient's arms may signal the presence of asymptomatic peripheral vascular disease, according to a meta-analysis.
It defines normal blood pressure as a systolic blood pressure (SBP) <120 millimeters of Mercury (mm Hg) and a diastolic blood pressure (DBP) <80 mm Hg.
Hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure greater than 140 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure greater than 90 mm Hg.