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Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Take our latest quiz.
Here is the scenario:
A patient with a consistent blood pressure reading of 154/92 mmHg should be categorized as belonging to which stage of hypertension?