American Heart Month: New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Feb 26, 2018

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. While heart attacks, stroke, and other ailments strike both women and men, cardiovascular disease is under diagnosed among women.

Knowing your cholesterol, sugar and blood pressure levels is the first step to improving cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association recently endorsed new blood pressure guidelines, which redefine what is considered high blood pressure.

Here to discuss your heart health and take your questions are University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Adjunct Professor and Cincinnati VA Medical Center Cardiologist Dr. Laura Wexler; and Adjunct Professor and UC Health Cardiologist Dr. Donald Wayne