mm Hg

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Hg - a unit of pressure equal to 0.001316 atmospheremm Hg - a unit of pressure equal to 0.001316 atmosphere; named after Torricelli
pressure unit - a unit measuring force per unit area
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It is measured by two numbers called systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
Khouri, M.D., from the Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine in Newark, and colleagues randomly assigned patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (unmedicated baseline IOP >20 to <30 mm Hg at 8:00 a.m.) to either netarsudil ophthalmic solution 0.02 percent once daily (186 patients) or timolol ophthalmic solution 0.5 percent twice daily (186 patients).
Spironolactone reduces systolic blood pressure (SBP) by 11 to 17 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) by up to 6 mm Hg in patients with resistant hypertension taking 3 or more medications (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials [RCTs] of disease-oriented evidence).
Low-sodium DASH benefit increases with higher blood pressures !-- -- The low-sodium DASH diet lowered systolic BP mean of 20.8 mm Hg among patients with baseline systolic pressure of 150-159 mm Hg, and did so in just four weeks, according to a new analysis of the DASH-sodium trial.
Of the 25 subjects with baseline 24-hour average systolic blood pressure greater than 140 mm Hg, 32% of the subjects were less than or equal to 140 mm Hg at the end of study.
For example, salt and alcohol reduction can bring blood pressure levels down by 3 to 5 mm Hg," said co-author Manolis Kallistratos.
Participants had a mean body mass index of 33 kg/[m.sup.2] and a baseline automated office blood pressure (AOBP) of 153.9/91.5 mm Hg. A total of 46% were women, and 38% were black.
"Provided that treatment is well tolerated, treated blood pressure should be targeted to 130/80 mm Hg or lower in most patients," Giuseppe Mancia, MD, said as he and his colleagues presented the new guidelines at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology.
At six months, patients randomised to the renal denervation procedure experienced an average 9 mm Hg drop in 24-hour mean systolic ambulatory blood pressure (ABPM), resulting in a 7.4 mm Hg difference compared to patients in the sham control arm.
For many years, the approach to the diagnosis of hypertension was straight-forward--multiple blood pressure (BP) measurements [greater than or equal to] 140/90 mm Hg established the diagnosis of hypertension, a disease associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction and stroke.
Study participants had either prehypertension or stage 1 hypertension (a mean blood pressure of 135/86 mm Hg) and were not taking antihypertensive drugs.
En el periodo 0, la media de Qb era de 387 ml/min, con PV media de 171mm Hg y PA de -188 mm Hg. El 83% de los pacientes presenta una PV >160 mm Hg y 21% PA < -200 mm Hg.