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American Heart Association: "Stroke," "Understanding Blood Pressure Readings," "What Are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?" "Hypertensive Crisis," "Understand Your Risk for High Blood Pressure," "High Blood Pressure and African Americans," "Shaking the Salt Habit," "Caffeine and Blood Pressure," "Over-the-Counter Medications," "High Blood Pressure in Children," "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."
CDC: "High Blood Pressure Facts," "About High Blood Pressure," "Physical Activity and Health."
FDA: "Medications for High Blood Pressure."
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health: "What is High Blood Pressure?" "What are High Blood Pressure and Prehypertension?" "Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH," "Living with High Blood Pressure," "What is Preeclampsia?" "High Blood Pressure Detection," "How is High Blood Pressure Treated?"
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy."
The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide: "Prehypertension: Does it really matter?"
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure.”
Verdecchia, P. European Heart Journal, 2002
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