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[mass noun] The pressure of the blood in the circulatory system, often measured for diagnosis since it is closely related to the force and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls:‘heart failure is common in patients with high blood pressure’
- ‘There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure, so you may not be aware you have it.’
- ‘Six monthly review is probably sufficient when treatment and blood pressure are stable.’
- ‘Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes.’
- ‘The close relation between heart rate and blood pressure gives reason for a joint assessment.’
- ‘We agree that this is necessary when performing a study to measure blood pressure.’
- ‘The most common causes of kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure.’
- ‘Reflexes may be tested with a reflex hammer, and blood pressure may be measured.’
- ‘The looming difficulties over the measurement of blood pressure have been clear for some years.’
- ‘This is more common in people with low blood pressure, teenagers, and pregnant women.’
- ‘Six studies reported the number of patients whose blood pressure was controlled at follow up.’
- ‘The score is derived from people with blood pressure sufficiently raised to be included in a trial.’
- ‘Waking up in the morning puts a strain on the heart because of a surge in blood pressure and heart rate.’
- ‘The doctor may check your blood pressure and pulse rate, to see if there is anything abnormal.’
- ‘One arm of this connector allows continuous monitoring of arterial blood pressure.’
- ‘We found a high rate of inadequately controlled blood pressure in patients in both groups.’
- ‘It can be used to reduce fatigue by raising the heart rate and blood pressure.’
- ‘Low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat are the most significant side effects.’
- ‘During a night spent on a cardiac ward, the pulse and blood pressure are closely monitored.’
- ‘Noise can also cause stress, high blood pressure, fatigue, loss of sleep and anxiety.’
- ‘Many women do not realise why they are having their blood pressure measured.’
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