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Patients with even slightly high blood pressure ‘at increased risk of stroke’

It is well known that high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke - the fourth leading cause of death in the US. The threshold for high blood pressure diagnosis, or hypertension, is 140/90 mmHg. But new research suggests that even people with blood pressure lower than this - but higher than normal - have an increased stroke risk.The research team, including Dr.

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