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Heart Health

Heart Health

What Are the Hypertension Risk Factors?

Here’s a staggering fact: according to the CDC, more than 100 million Americans have hypertension, or high blood pressure. That’s more than 40% of U.S. adults. It’s the most common cardiovascular disease.

Even more mind-blowing? Less than half of those with hypertension have their high blood pressure under control.

Keep Yourself Protected during a Cardiac Emergency

If you or a loved one are living with  a heart condition diagnosis, then you may require one or several medication dosages to be taken daily, where such medications can pose high risks such as severe drug interactions, blood clotting, and excessive bleeding.

In addition, having so many variables in conditions, medications, and implanted electronic devices makes it critical for first responders to be made aware of pertinent health information immediately during an emergency to provide proper treatment and care. 

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