Wellness/Prevention: Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives Globally.
Experts claim that treating half of individuals with uncontrolled high blood pressure may prevent 10 million heart attacks and strokes worldwide over the next decade. In an attempt to get individuals around the globe into treatment and reduce their risk of premature death, a new program called the Global Standardized Hypertension Treatment Project has been launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pan American Health Organization. CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden adds, “Hypertension is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and the question is not whether treatment of hypertension should be undertaken on a global scale, but how quickly effective programs can be established.” The Lancet, February 2015
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