Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death among adult in the US. In 2020 more than 670,000 deaths in the U.S. had hypertension as a primary or contributing cause. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. (122.4 million) have hypertension but only about 1 in 4 adults (25.7%) with hypertension have their condition under control. Controlling hypertension is the single most impactful intervention for preventing death from heart attacks and strokes. The AMA has made hypertension control one of its main priorities
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