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low blood pressure

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(ˌhaɪ pəˈtɛn ʃən)

1. decreased blood pressure.
2. a disease or condition characterized by this symptom.
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High blood pressure was considered any measurement more than 140/90 millimeters of mercury, whereas low blood pressure was defined as less than 90/60 millimeters of mercury.
Light-headedness, particularly light-headedness that occurs upon standing, is the cardinal symptom of low blood pressure.At its extreme, light-headedness may result in fainting.
- Kaiser Permanente research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found if patients with hypertension taking prescribed medications experience unusually low blood pressures -- systolic blood pressure under 110mmHg -- they are twice as likely to experience a fall or faint as patients whose treated blood pressure remains 110mmHg and above.
Following his diagnosis, the patient was transferred to Dubai Hospital for an emergency open-heart surgery as he was in a very critical condition and required an increased amount of heart medication to support his critically low blood pressure.
"President @GeorgeHWBush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care (@SMHCHealth) today after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue," wrote Bush spokesman Jim McGrath in a Sunday afternoon tweet.
Regular dialysis treatments takes around five hours and until now, patients with low blood pressure couldn't use the machines in Paphos, as they need a far gentler treatment which takes much longer, and had to travel to Nicosia to use the machine there.
SCOTS scientists have revealed new data could help explain why very premature babies suffer low blood pressure and other health problems.
Under the company's clinical trial in 321 patients with shock and a critically low blood pressure, significantly more patients responded to treatment with Giapreza compared to those treated with placebo.
The judge, who sat out Saturday and Sunday night's first live programmes after fainting at his London home on Friday, said doctors believe low blood pressure was the cause of the accident.
"They think I fainted because I had low blood pressure and so I have to really take good care of myself to sort that out.