Prioritizing BP in the Community
The American Heart Association and American Medical Association are committed to improving blood pressure (BP) control in communities across America, as high BP is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.
Teaching individuals how to properly measure their BP at home may help their care team use these measurements to improve their BP control, which can lead to improved heart health. That’s why we’ve developed several resources to help support individuals with understanding their BP numbers, how to properly measure BP at home and how lifestyle choices impact overall heart health.
Through consistent and accurate BP monitoring paired with a healthy lifestyle, individuals can maintain and achieve their BP goals and improve their heart health in collaboration with their health care professionals – improving health outcomes and building a healthier nation.