Hypertension

Definition:

A patient with hypertension has abnormally high blood pressure that puts them at risk for heart attack or stroke.

Prevention:

By reducing blood pressure by 12 to 13 points, it can help a patient reduce heart attack risk by 21% and stroke risk by 37%.

Links to authorities:

State Public Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs

Vaccinations:

Influenza (yearly) and pneumococcal