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Experts tighten blood pressure benchmarks

By Lenny Bernstein and Ariana Eunjung Cha The Washington Post

This article was originally published November 14, 2017 at 3:18 a.m. Updated November 14, 2017 at 3:18 a.m.

The nation's heart experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they and their doctors will address the deadly condition sooner.

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