The annual statistical update estimates that nearly half of all adult Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease or blood vessel disease, a medical event that is mostly due to recent guidelines that increase the number of people with high blood pressure.
Prior to the changes in the guidelines in 2016, about 121 million adults had cardiovascular disease, including 24 million or approximately 9% of adults with high blood pressure, who have disease types such as clogged arteries and heart failure, according to the American Heart Association.
Prior to the new guidelines, high blood pressure was defined as the best of at least 140 or a bottom of 90, which was adjusted to 130 over 80 and below 80 of the guidelines adopted in 2017, which increased the risk of heart attacks, strokes. and many other problems; only about half of the state controls it.
Being diagnosed with high blood pressure may not mean that medication is required right away, the first step is to move to a healthier lifestyle even when prescribing a medicine. Bad diets, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyles and other bad habits cause 90% of high blood pressure.
The Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health and other annual reports suggest that heart disease and blood vessels are associated with 1 in 3 deaths in the United States and killing more Americans than all forms of cancer and respiratory illness. 43% of cardiovascular deaths in the US are caused by coronary heart disease, occluded and hardened arteries, followed by stroke at 17%, high blood pressure of 10% and heart failure at 9%.