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Patients can take these steps to lower their high blood pressure

Hypertension can be a silent killer. Learn what doctors wish patients knew about which changes to make to lower BP and why they matter.

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Join the fight

The AMA is leading the charge against chronic disease and premature mortality rates in the U.S.

Be a part of these important efforts to improve public health.

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When winter begins, BP readings can rise. How much does it matter?

Learn with the AMA about how the winter season may pose unexpected challenges to those seeking to control and manage high blood pressure.

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Know these 9 strategies to reverse the trend on BP control

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the AMA identifies implementation strategies to improve BP control in the U.S.

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Are you sure you’re accurately measuring BP? Here’s how to know.

Accurate BP measurement is key to hypertension control, but care teams can overlook the task with dangerous consequences for patients. Learn more.

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Target: BP™ helps 8.6 million+ with hypertension improve heart health

The AHA and AMA celebrate more than 1,700 physician practices and health systems committed to blood pressure control.

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Target: BP™ ayuda a más de 8.6 millon pacientes hipertensos mejorar salud cardiaca

La American Heart Association y la American Medical Association celebran más de 1,700 organizaciones de cuidados de salud por esfuerzos para el control de presión arterial.

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Preventing heart disease

See how Target: BP, a collaboration between the AMA and AHA, aims to reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes.

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What is high blood pressure?

AMA tools and resources—including communication strategies, infographic and quick guide PDFs—enable physicians to better diagnose and manage high BP while also helping patients take an active role in the process.

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Younger and sicker: Trends presage “tsunami” of heart problems

Data on 13,000 young adults shows rising prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. Learn why it amounts to a “smoldering public health crisis.”

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