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PharmaSmart hails updated hypertension guidelines

PharmaSmart hails updated hypertension guidelines

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. welcomed new guidelines updating the definition of hypertension and stressing the use of validated devices for measuring blood pressure. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology last week announced that high blood pressure is now defined as a systolic reading of 130 mm Hg and higher or

New high blood pressure standards impact Rx

New high blood pressure standards impact Rx

For prescribers and pharmacists, the reduced levels for defining a person as having high blood pressure bring new guidelines for hypertension medication. This week, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology announced that high blood pressure is now defined as a systolic reading of 130 mm Hg and higher or a diatolic measure

Higi backs redefined levels for high blood pressure

Higi backs redefined levels for high blood pressure

CHICAGO — Health screening kiosk maker higi SH LLC welcomed reduced standards for high blood pressure (BP) released this week by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Under the new guidelines, people with systolic BP readings of 130 mmHg (top number) or diastolic readings of 80 mmHg (bottom) now