10 Things That Will Make Your Heart Valves Healthy

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In the past, a blood pressure reading above 140/90 was considered high blood pressure. New guidelines, however, have lowered those numbers. The cut off is now 130/80. ‘High blood pressure is the second most preventable cause of heart disease,’ says Ravi Dave, MD, the director of interventional cardiology at UCLA Health. (Smoking is number one, he adds.) The update now allows ‘more patients to get diagnosed with high blood pressure early on to prevent problems down the line.’

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