High Blood Pressure Basics

It’s a beautiful fall evening… The sun is setting. The dog finally stopped barking. Life is good. But inside, there’s trouble brewing … and Emma has no idea. Although she feels fine, like her father, Emma is one of the 67 million adults in the U.S. with high blood pressure, or hypertension. Just like her…

CDC Director recognizes the 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge Champions

Hello. I’m Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, I’m honored to congratulate this year’s Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions. This annual challenge recognizes practices, clinicians and health systems across the country that have successfully helped patients control high blood pressure. We have 24 outstanding champions this year, representing…

Finding Undiagnosed Hypertensive Patients

[NARRATOR] Uncontrolled hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Controlling hypertension can prevent cardiovascular disease as it is critical for good cardiovascular health. It’s a top priority for the federal Million Hearts initiative, which aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes within five years. Controlling hypertension is challenging. Since high…

Treating High Blood Pressure

Like millions of Americans, Emma was living with high blood pressure, and didn’t know it. There were no early warning signs or symptoms, but Emma’s heart was working overtime, putting her at risk for heart disease and stroke. Following a physical, Emma was diagnosed with high blood pressure, also called hypertension. People of all backgrounds…