Hypertension or high blood pressure is possibly the biggest threat to a person's health. Also known as the silent killer, it creeps up without warning and has very few, almost no tell signs. So the key to knowing when to treat this condition would be to know how to spot it. That's where the new blood pressure guidelines come in.
According to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), following the hypertension guidelines released in 2014 could prevent almost 56,000 cardiovascular disease events and 13,000 deaths every year in the United States. It could also reduce overall health care costs.