lunes, 26 de agosto de 2013

High Blood Pressure: a Million Hearts Challenge & Family History


High Blood Pressure: a Million Hearts Challenge & Family History

person getting blood pressure measured
Call for nominations: Million Hearts® blood pressure control champions!External Web Site Icon
High blood pressure is out of control for too many Americans. The latest data show that nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high blood pressure, and more than half don't have it under control
CDC information: Learn about high blood pressure and its risk factors including genetics
Family history of high blood pressure is a risk factor for high blood pressure- Collect your family history and act on it Adobe PDF file [PDF 94.84 KB]
CDC information: While you cannot control your family history of high blood pressure, you can decrease your risk by making healthy lifestyle choice including salt reduction
Improved blood pressure control associated with a large-scale hypertension programExternal Web Site Icon
Jaffe M, et al. . 201 JAMA 3;310(7):699-705
Did you know? 1558 genes have been reported with high blood pressure and outcomes, including 82 genomewide association studies. To find out more, visit the HuGE NavigatorExternal Web Site Icon

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