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Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia



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Hypertension in the glossary for Waldenström's macroglobulinemia

High blood pressure.

Hypertension (high blood pressure), is a medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. Normal blood pressure in adults at rest is within the range of 100–130 millimeters mercury (mmHg) systolic and 60–80 mmHg diastolic. For most adults, high blood pressure is present if the resting blood pressure is persistently at or above 130/80 or 140/90 mmHg. Hypertension is typically asymptomatic, but long-term hypertension is a major risk factor for a number of serious conditions including coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral arterial disease and chronic kidney disease.

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