National Heart Month 2017: Family Physicians Address the Heart of the Matter

Americans at Risk for Heart Disease Due to High Blood Pressure
The number of Americans diagnosed with high blood pressure -- a strong risk factor for heart attacks -- is cause for concern as America observes National Heart Month. The American Academy of Family Physicians is helping to raise awareness and share evidence-based information to help patients achieve optimal heart health. 

Heart Health Patient Education Resources From familydoctor.org(familydoctor.org)
High Blood Pressure(familydoctor.org)

Cholesterol(familydoctor.org)

Diet and Exercise for a Healthy Heart(familydoctor.org)
   

Graphic: 1 in 3 men report being diagnosed with high blood pressure.(61 KB PNG)

Graphic: 1 in 4 women report being diagnosed with high blood pressure.(60 KB PNG)

Graphic: 3 in 10 survey respondents report being diagnosed with high blood pressure.(71 KB PNG)

The American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians Joint Guideline on the Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Adults Age 60+(annals.org)
The American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians jointly developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations based on the benefits and harms of higher versus lower blood pressure targets for the treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years or older.