Big change in high blood pressure guidelines

A change to high blood pressure guidelines is the first in 14 years and could decrease heart attacks by a considerable amount. The guidelines lower the target blood pressure by 10 points, which is designed to get people to make earlier lifestyle changes, or start treatment earlier. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of women’s heart health at Lenox Hill Hospital, discusses why this change is important.

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