Women's Heart Advisor October 2014 Issue

Are You Taking Your Blood-Pressure Medications Correctly?

Here’s why you need to… and how you can do it right.

More than half the women in this country age 65 and older have blood pressure higher than 140/90 mmHg, or hypertension. It’s a serious issue, because hypertension is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. In fact, 69 percent of adults who have a first heart attack, 77 percent of those who have a first stroke and 74 percent of those who develop heart failure have hypertension.

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