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Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure
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Making Changes to Avoid Heart Disease; Atherosclerosis; Diet and Cardiovascular Disease; Lifestyle Changes; High Blood Pressure / Hypertension; A Lifestyle for Lower Blood Pressure; Managing Hypertension With the DASH Diet; Cholesterol in the Blood; For Your Heart's Sake, Lower Your Cholesterol
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Did You Know? People are often nervous when they arrive at the doctor's office, and that nervousness can affect blood pressure readings. A recent study by the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association found that people who were allowed a few minutes to relax first had a reading that was about 14 points lower than a reading taken when they first arrived in the exam room.