Hypertension is the most common primary diagnosis in the United States.1 According to the American Heart Association, new statistics reveal that 103 million American adults have high blood pressure, which translates into almost 50% of the U.S. adult population being categorized as hypertensive.2 Without effective preventative measures in place, the prevalence of hypertension is expected to increase an additional 8% between 2013 and 2030.3
High blood pressure can put a patient at risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease.4 The higher the blood pressure, the greater risk of experiencing these potentially fatal side effects.
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2. American Heart Association. More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says. https://www.heart.org/en/news/2018/07/18/more-than-100-million-americans-have-high-blood-pressure-aha-says. Accessed September 17, 2018.
3. American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.
4. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. JNC 7 Express. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.