Orlando Health Cardiologists Explain New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Orlando Health Cardiologists Explain New Blood Pressure Guidelines

November 6, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


(upbeat music) – We’ve had different guidelines set up by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology on goals to treat blood pressure. Recently, the blood pressure readings that we consider hypertension, or high blood pressure have been lowered. That means more people would
be considered in a risk range. – The difficulty with
high blood pressure is you might not know you
have it and the damage is being done without you being known and that you could have
trouble with your heart, you can have a heart attack. Multiple studies shows that
about 90% of the population is going to have hypertension. So, you need to be cognizant of your blood pressure readings. That doesn’t mean you need to be alarmed but you need to be informed. – The idea behind it
is not to scare people, but to get them to understand
they have a disease process that needs to be treated
to prevent heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure.