Doctors discover that prehypertension now could mean a heart attack later.
Annual blood-pressure checks are crucial as you age, Dr. Richard W. Nesto says. (Globe Staff Photo / Pat Greenhouse) Globe Staff Photo / Pat Greenhouse
It used to be that you either had high blood pressure or you didn't. Now, doctors advise people in their 40s to watch for prehypertension, or blood-pressure readings in the high-normal range, between 120/80 mmHg and 140/90 mmHg. A study in the journal Stroke this summer showed that people with these slightly elevated readings have three times the risk of ... (Full article: 682 words)
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