High Blood Pressure Has Been Redefined, Making Almost Half Of Adult Americans Hypertensive
November 24, 2017
According to the old guideline, about 32 percent of American adults had high blood pressure. Now that the new guideline was released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, the number of U.S. adults with high blood pressure jumps to 46 percent. The old definition of high blood pressure was 140/90 mmHg and higher, but now blood pressure levels of 130/80 mmHg or greater are considered high. The recent revision was made for a good reason: to motivate people to make healthier lifestyle choices.