One out of three American adults has hypertension. That’s 67 million people who are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease. More than half of these Americans do not have their high blood pressure under control, and because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, an estimated 14.1 million aren’t even aware of their condition.
May is High Blood Pressure Education and Stroke Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to find out how to “make control your goal.”
Heart Failure & Hypertension Management resources:
- Cardiovascular Health Part 1 BPIP & Update (HHQI)
- Make Control Your Goal infographic (CDC)
- Action Guide: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (Million Hearts®)
- Blood Pressure Toolkit (Million Hearts®)
- How Medications Help Reduce High Blood Pressure (FDA)
If you haven’t visited HHQI’s Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIPs) recently, there are two new evidence-based resources waiting for you. The focused BPIP on Disease Management: Heart Failure explains why heart failure is a national and community concern and provides free resources for clinicians and patients. The Cardiovascular Health Part 1 BPIP Update provides information on new guidelines and recently-published algorithms and protocols for hypertension management.