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C. Scott Collins

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date: 27 September 2020

Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care. Hypertension can lead to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not adequately treated. A normal blood pressure is defined as less than 120/80 mm Hg. Prehypertension is defined as a blood pressure of 120-139/80-89 mm Hg. Stage 1 hypertension is a blood pressure of 140-159/90-99 mm Hg, and stage 2 hypertension is a blood pressure of 160 or more/100 or more mm Hg.

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