High blood pressure—also known as hypertension—is a major risk factor for heart disease, but there’s plenty we can do to control blood pressure and improve heart health, according to a statement published today.
Released by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and American Society of Hypertension, this statement offers the latest knowledge on treatment of high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a common condition that currently affects nearly one-fourth of U.S. adults. High blood pressure often has no symptoms but can cause serious health problems like heart disease, which explains its reputation as the “silent killer.” The good news is that, once detected, there are plenty of ways to treat high blood pressure and reduce risk of complications.
Here’s what every patient should know about the latest update on high blood pressure treatment: