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Medical Term:

borderline hypertension


by consensus, that blood pressure zone between highest acceptable “normal” blood pressure and hypertensive blood pressure. The Framingham Heart Study defines this as pressures between 140–160 mm/Hg systolic and 90–95 mm/Hg diastolic.

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