By Dr. Peter A. Hotez of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine, we are all familiar with the common and deadly symptoms of hypertension.
These include dizziness, fainting, difficulty breathing, and even death.
But what is rarely recognized is that these are actually signs of underlying conditions that are causing the disease in the first place.
In fact, a growing body of research suggests that the underlying underlying cause of hypertension may not even be hypertension at all.
And that is precisely what the American College of Cardiology (ACC) is calling for as it looks to update the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Dietetic Association (ADA) guidelines for preventing and treating hypertension.
What does that mean for people with existing heart disease?
It means that there are many, many patients with underlying heart disease who are now prescribed medication to help manage their symptoms and avoid becoming more sick.
These patients are also likely to be prescribed medication for more severe, but not life-threatening, complications.
As the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) explained in its new guidelines, the problem is that a substantial percentage of people who have heart disease are already on medications to manage their hypertension.
This includes those who have a heart attack, are on medications for angina or heart failure, or are on anti-hypertensive medication for a heart condition like stroke or a heart valve problem.
It also includes people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and those with chronic hypertension or hypertension with symptoms that cannot be treated with medications.
For these patients, medications are necessary to manage the symptoms of their condition, but it is difficult for many of them to tolerate the medication they are prescribed, which means they are more likely to require more frequent and expensive prescriptions from their physicians to treat their symptoms.
In some cases, the medication can have serious side effects.
For example, the ACE inhibitors (which are used to treat hypertension) can increase the risk of cardiovascular events in people with preexisting conditions, including stroke and heart failure.
As a result, some people are prescribed the ACE inhibitor drugs for a longer period of time and in higher doses, as they can experience more severe side effects and require more intensive treatment.
The drugs can also increase the need for angioplasty and other procedures.
The new ACC guidelines recommend that the AHA and ADA revise their guidelines to include a new definition of “normal blood pressure” for the ACHB.
The AHA definition of normal blood pressure for people over 50 years of age was published in 2009, and was based on a review of the literature.
But the ACC’s new definition would incorporate new data and studies on people younger than 50 years, including people who are currently taking medication for heart disease.
The new definition will also be reviewed by the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees.
As you may have seen from the headlines, the ACC is calling on the American Diabetes Association (ADAA) and other groups to help update the AMA’s guidelines, and to update ADAA’s guidelines to reflect this new definition.
The ADAA has been working on updating the definition for a while, and has now published its own new definition, which has been adopted by the ACC.
The ACC has been encouraging other groups such as the American Nurses Association and the Association of Community Health Centers (ACHC) to join the effort, and this is the first step toward this goal.
But there are still other things that the ACC and the AABB have to consider.
They have not yet been able to get the ADA and AHA to agree on a definition of hypertension that will also apply to those with preexcited hypertension.
And the ABO will not have the power to require a change in the definitions of these two groups if they do not agree on one.
As long as the definitions are not harmonized, it will be hard for the ACC to get consensus on any new definition for hypertension.
So, what does the ACC have to do?
First, the AARB has an opportunity to set a deadline for the update of its guidelines.
The American Medical Student Association (AMA), a group of medical students and faculty at top medical schools, has already endorsed the new definition and is actively pushing for it.
AMA president Dr. John B. LaViolette, MD, has also expressed his support for this change.
And, since the American Psychological Association (APA) recently adopted a policy on the definition of the heart, it would be wise for the American Psychiatric Association (APD) to also adopt the same standard.
Finally, there is one more issue that the AMA and ACC need to consider: the ABA’s new guidelines have been adopted at the APA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
If the ACC changes its definition of healthy blood pressure, then it will have to wait until its own meeting in January of 2018 before its own guidelines are revised.
The AMA and the ACC are both waiting to see how the new definitions will