High Blood Pressure an Added Risk in Some Groups of Patients

Public awareness of the importance of treating high blood pressure has actually gone down in the past decade, and so has the percentage of people with this condition who are treating it successfully, according to a nationally recognized expert in this area. The potential consequences of this lack of awareness and appropriate treatment: increased rates of cardiovascular disease and death. Louis University Health Sciences Center in Missouri, talked to a group of physicians about treating hypertension this week during the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians/American Society for Internal Medicine, in Philadelphia.