Experts Lower “High” Blood Pressure Numbers
After studying the results from hundreds of studies, experts recently changed the definition of high blood pressure.
Taking aspirin helps prevent blood clots from forming in your arteries, and may help lower your risk for a stroke or heart attack.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S, and it is also a major cause of disability. Learn more about how you can help reduce your risk of heart disease.
If you have a heart attack or other heart problem, cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) is an important part of your recovery. Cardiac rehab can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack and can help you build heart-healthy habits. Learn more about who needs cardiac rehab and how it can help your recovery.
High Blood Pressure
What is high blood pressure or hypertension? The American Heart Association provides information on high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and how to monitor, treat and prevent high blood pressure.
Causes and Risks for Heart Failure
The American Heart Association explains the causes of heart failure and what your risk for heart failure could be.
Exercise May Prevent High Blood Pressure in African-Americans
Researchers are reporting new evidence that exercise can help reduce the risk of hypertension in African-Americans. Past studies focused on white populations.
Help patients take their medicine.
About 70 percent of U.S. adults ages 65 and older have high blood pressure and only half have it under control, putting them at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.