One in three adults live with high blood pressure — and many don't even know it. Since this condition comes with very few symptoms but has dangerous consequences, we would like to share some important facts about high blood pressure.
Did you know?
- High blood pressure dramatically increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease.
- Only half of U.S. adults actually have their blood pressure condition under control.
- There are very few obvious symptoms of high blood pressure, which is why it has been named "The Silent Killer."
- According to the CDC, high blood pressure was listed as a primary or contributing cause of death for more than 347,000 Americans in 2008.
- Blood pressure tends to rise with age.
- For every 100,000 deaths in Tarrant County, 268 are caused by high blood pressure. The national rate is 200 per 100,000 deaths.
- High blood pressure can be treated and prevented. Be sure to follow these steps to reduce your risk.
- The North Hills Hospital Heart Center offers cardiac patients the most advanced preventative cardiac care available. Do you Know Your Numbers?
- The DASH Diet is highly recommended for those aiming to lower their blood pressure. Please watch this video: The DASH Diet.
With high blood pressure statistics being as high as they are in the metroplex, we encourage everyone in the North Richland community to have an annual check-up, including a blood pressure screening. Please call 1-855-5NHILLS for a physician referral, or you can visit us online here. North Hills Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in the United States to have a Cycle 4 Chest Pain Center with PCI.