The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 670,000 deaths in the United States occurred as a result of high blood pressure in 2020. This condition occurs when blood presses against artery walls more powerfully than normal. Blood pressure that is at or above 130 mmHg (systolic pressure) over 80 mmHg (diastolic pressure) is considered to be the condition.
High blood pressure simply cannot be disregarded, according to cardiologist Dr. Robert Segal, the founder of Manhattan Cardiology, since it puts patients at risk for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease—the top three killers in the United States. Read the article