About high blood pressure – Hypertension

Hypertensive heart disease is a form of stable high blood pressure (BP). Keep in mind that a number of diseases can cause increased pressure. In hypertensive disease also has its own mechanism, which is still not clear. Learn more about high blood pressure and hypertension on our site.

Blood pressure can be defined as the pressure or force that is applied against the artery walls as blood is carried through the circulatory system. It is recorded as a measurement of this force in relation to the heart’s pumping activity, and is measured in millimeters of mercury. The top number, systolic pressure is the measurement of the pressure that occurs when the heart contracts of beats. The bottom number, or diastolic pressure, is the measurement recorded between beats, while the heart is at rest.