Tag - heartdisease

Air quality in European cities

Evidence shows that air pollution at current levels in European cities is responsible for a significant burden of deaths, hospital admissions and exacerbation of symptoms. WHO/Europe works to make sure that the available evidence...

Hypertensive emergency: What to know

A hypertensive emergency is having dangerously high blood pressure that causes complications such as organ failure. Malignant hypertension is one type of hypertensive emergency. There is disagreement between doctors and diagnostic guides about how to characterize malignant hypertension....

Moderately high blood pressure: Exercise should be first-line treatment

Moderately high blood pressure: Exercise should be first-line treatment

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) offer a new “prescription” for people with moderately high blood pressure and cholesterol: exercise more. Their new statement suggests that exercise should be...

What is a normal blood pressure?

What is a normal blood pressure?

Normal blood pressure is vital to life. Without the pressure that forces our blood to flow around the circulatory system, no oxygen or nutrients would be delivered through our arteries to the tissues and...