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Hypertension is a common condition that affects one in every three adults in the United States. It is defined by the JNC 8 criteria as a blood pressure of ≥ 140/90 mm Hg and by the AHA/ACC guideline as ≥ 130/80 mm Hg. Jump into the Article.
Pneumonia is a respiratory infection characterized by inflammation of the alveolar space and/or the interstitial tissue of the lungs. In industrialized nations, it is the leading infectious cause of death. Jump into the Article.
Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis
Cholelithiasis refers to the presence of abnormal concretions (gallstones) in the gallbladder. About 10–20% of American adults have gallstones. Predisposing factors include female gender, increasing age (> 40 years), obesity, family history, and hemolytic disorders. Jump into the Article.
Congestive heart failure
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a clinical syndrome in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the metabolic needs of the body. The three main causes of heart failure are coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension. Jump into the Article.