New Blood Pressure Guidelines: Know Your Numbers

Do you know your blood pressure numbers? It’s important that you do.

New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have lowered the definition of high blood pressure from 140/90 to 130/80. That means high blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle patients and possibly medication. The new definition also means nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure, with the greatest impact expected among younger people.

Dr. Amy Epps, cardiologist with Lexington Cardiology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talked about the new guidelines in this WIS-TV news report.


Lexington Medical Center wants you to “Just Say Know” to heart disease by knowing your risk factors and how to treat them. Visit LexMed.com/Know.

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