Will new blood pressure guidelines cost Americans?

The American Heart Association has updated its comprehensive guidelines for blood pressure and hypertension for the first time in 14 years.

Under new health guidelines for hypertension, almost half of all adults in the United States suffer from high blood pressure and are at risk of major health problems.

Instead of just one reading in the doctor's office, the new guidelines emphasize an average of readings over several visits, plus home blood pressure readings. A reading of less than 120/80 mm HG is defined as the new normal.

Dr. Calvin says that can be addressed with lifestyle changes like eating more fruits and veggies, increasing exercise, and minimizing alcohol consumption.

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"I think this will encourage both patients to adhere to recommendations but also clinicians to be more vigorous in their attempts to prescribe lifestyle changes", said Dr. Pamela Morris, chair of the ACC's committee on prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Millions more Americans will be classified as having high blood pressure, but this doesn't necessarily mean more people will be put on medication.

The new standard means almost half (46 per cent) of the United States population will be defined as having high blood pressure.

"The earlier we treat the blood pressure though, the greater the protection from future heart attacks".

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High blood pressure is caused when the force of blood pushing against vessel walls is too high.

More guidance for how people should manage their blood pressure, focusing on lifestyle improvements.

Medication is recommended for people with stage 1 hypertension only "if a patient has already had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke, or is at high risk of heart attack or stroke based on age, the presence of diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease or calculation of atherosclerotic risk". It measures the amount of pressure going through your heart when it's pumping.

Hypertensive crisis is systolic over 180 and/or diastolic over 120, with patients needing prompt changes in medication if there are no other indications of problems, or immediate hospitalization if there are signs of organ damage.

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