For many people, high blood pressure can be present without necessarily leading to heart disease, and vice versa.
However, for one group of people the same cannot be said…in fact, 9 out of 10 have both.
Studies revealed recently in the Annals of Emergency Medicine examined heart monitor information of 161 black Americans at an emergency room and looked at the medical history of each.
They noticed that while not every patient that had high blood pressure had also received a diagnosis of heart disease, the EKGs revealed that a diagnosis for heart disease was forthcoming for 91% of them.
Heart disease in various stages was seen in more than 90% of the patients that had high blood pressure, regardless of age.
Similar trends are not seen in more racially diverse populations. Study authors were encouraged that the results will help emergency, internist, and family practice physicians to step up screening, treatment, and prevention efforts.
Drop your high blood pressure as early as today using these simple exercises…
by Christian Goodman