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For the Record

December 20, 2007

Blood pressure: An article in Monday's Health section, about the importance of controlling high blood pressure for those with conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes, described optimal blood pressure as 120/80 mmHg. People should strive for blood pressure below 120/80, according to guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. People with a 120/80 blood pressure reading are considered to have prehypertension, a precursor to hypertension.

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