Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that by lowering blood pressure, the likelihood of heart attack, heart failure, stroke and death is reduced by 30-40%. This was the first intervention in history that also showed the ability to reduce the risk for memory loss and dementia by almost 20%. Through our partnership with the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, we were able to create an entirely new set of guidelines for controlling blood pressure.
High blood pressure affects more than half of people over age 50 and more than 75% of those older than 65. By changing the frequency of how often we take blood pressure in clinics and offering treatment plans to those with high blood pressure, we can improve patients’ health and quality of life and ultimately extend save their lives.