- Hypertension Patient
Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure.
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. The pressure depends on the work being done by the heart and the resistance of the blood vessels.
Medical guidelines define hypertension as a blood pressure higher than 130 over 80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), according to issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) in November 2017.