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Blood pressure Is the amount of force exerted against the walls of the arteries as blood flows through them.

High blood pressure is also known as hypertension : If a person has high blood pressure it means that the walls of the arteries are receiving too much pressure repeatedly - the pressure needs to be chronically elevated for a diagnosis of hypertension to be confirmed. In medicine chronic means for a sustained period; persistent.

 Anyone whose blood pressure is 140/90mmhg or more for a sustained period is said to have high blood pressure, or hypertension.

  •   Systolic pressure - the blood pressure when the heart contracts, specifically the moment of maximum force during the contraction. This happens when the left ventricle of the heart contracts.
  • Diastolic pressure - the blood pressure between heartbeats, when the heart is resting and dilating (opening up, expanding).

College of medicine and Sudan Society for HBP curry out an awareness campaign

MU medical students, in collaboration with Sudan Society for High Blood Pressure patients curried out a campaign for...