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Overcoming family history of high blood pressure with diet, exercise and medication

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Sandra Ortiz’s father suffered from high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes and when he died she witnessed the devastating toll. She wanted desperately to avoid the same fate.

With a strong family history of high blood pressure, Ortiz knew she was at a […]

Only 20 percent of people take meds for hard-to-control high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Only one in five people are taking all their prescribed medications for hard-to-control high blood pressure, new data suggest.

Researchers found 20 percent of patients were taking all their medication and 20 percent none of their medication for resistant hypertension, which is high blood pressure.

The surprising […]

Marathoner reaches goal of good health

Three days before his first marathon, Keith Schroth was not anxious about finishing the 26.2-mile run. As far as he was concerned, he’d already overcome a major challenge.

For 20 years, the 57-year-old had lived with high blood pressure and in January 2013 his doctor wanted to increase his medication.

Schroth […]