For many years Malesci has been actively involved in the cardiovascular field, particularly in the treatment of one of the most important risk factors for vascular disease: high blood pressure.
Arterial hypertension is an increase of blood pressure levels. Blood pressure is the measure of the force exerted by blood pumped from the heart against the walls of the arteries. When the heart contracts and the blood flow passes into the arteries, the highest high blood pressure, called systolic or 'maximal', is recorded; When, between heart beats, the heart fills with blood, the arterial pressure is lower in the arteries, this called diastolic or 'minimal'. Hypertension is when the systolic and / or diastolic values exceed 140 (for maximum) or 90 (for the minimum) mmHg, according to international guidelines.
Patients with high blood pressure usually do not exhibit any symptoms. In some cases a person with hypertension may experience headaches, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, ringing in the ears, facial redness and palpitations. If a patient experiences these symptoms, it is important that they seek medical advice from their doctor or specialist who will evaluate the situation by measuring their blood pressure and investigating further with clinical examinations if necessary.