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The world went woke up to a shocker when on Thursday, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association announced the fresh guidelines on Hypertension and said that anything over 130/80 should be classed as treatable high blood pressure. Up until now, hypertension was defined as a condition that triggered a pressure of over 140 millimetres of mercury (mmHg) when the heart pumps, known as systolic pressure, and 90 mmHg when the heart is between beats. But according to the latest evidence, the experts noted that with each 20 mmHg increase in systolic pressure, the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes doubles. Hence, the association said that anything over 130/80 should be classed as treatable high blood pressure. According to the new guidelines, over seven million more people in England would be now be classed as having high blood pressure. If left untreated, High blood pressure can cause countless problems like diabetes, stroke, heart disease, kidne yfailure and even death!