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Thyleb Ramadhan has his blood pressure checked at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic on June 10, 2017 in Olean, New York. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Thyleb Ramadhan has his blood pressure checked at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic on June 10, 2017 in Olean, New York. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New guidelines by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology say your blood pressure might not be as good as you thought. The guidelines, released Monday, are expected to triple the number of men under 45 with high blood pressure, and double the number of women.

Here & Now's Robin Young takes a closer look with Dr. Paul Whelton, clinical professor at Tulane University who chaired the committee that wrote the guidelines.

This segment aired on November 14, 2017.

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