Dr. Bouchard discusses ” Hypertension” with Dr. Suzanne Oparil, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology Director, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program. Section Chief of Vascular Biology and Hypertension.
Hypertension is a pervasive problem and affects nearly 50% of the US population including over 90 million adults with uncontrolled hypertension and an estimated 34 million untreated. For an adult 40 years of age without high blood pressure, the lifetime risk of developing hypertension is 93% for African Americans, 92% for Hispanics, 86% for whites, and 84% for Chinese adults.
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