high blood pressure


Definition of high blood pressure

: abnormally elevated blood pressure especially of the arteries also : hypertension

Examples of high blood pressure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web López Obrador suffered a heart attack in 2013 and has high blood pressure. Fabiola SÁnchez, ajc, 30 Sep. 2022 About 1 in 12 women in the U.S. have high blood pressure during pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and about 1 in 25 pregnant women develop preeclampsia, according to the American Heart Association. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 26 Sep. 2022 And about 55% of Black Americans have high blood pressure, per the American Heart Association (AHA). Sara Gaynes Levy, SELF, 31 Aug. 2022 Brittany had high blood pressure throughout the pregnancy and was diagnosed with preeclampsia, prompting doctors to plan a C-section for early August. Michelle Boudin, PEOPLE.com, 27 July 2022 An An had high blood pressure, a common condition among geriatric pandas. Zen Soo, USA TODAY, 21 July 2022 For instance: Men are more likely to have high blood pressure than women–50% of men versus 44% of women have this condition. Christina Crawford, Health.com, 19 Apr. 2022 Eric, who had high blood pressure, loved spending time with his daughter and taking the teenager fishing, Houtz said. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 9 Apr. 2022 Yee is seeking to help Black women, 60 percent more likely to have high blood pressure when compared to their white counterparts, to prioritize their heart health. Essence, 1 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of high blood pressure

1899, in the meaning defined above

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6 Oct 2022

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“High blood pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20blood%20pressure. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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