Health Alert: Deaths Rising Due to High Blood Pressure.

Health Alert: Deaths Rising Due to High Blood Pressure.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the overall death rate attributable to hypertension has increased 23% since 2000. Sadly, cardiac care experts agree that many fatal heart attacks and strokes could be prevented if individuals took measures to better manage their high blood pressure. Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a professor of cardiology at the University of California adds, “There is a critical need to facilitate and incentivize improvement in blood pressure control and heart health, as well provide optimal patient care.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 2015

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