University HealthCare Alliance

September 16, 2019

Optum Insider | High Blood Pressure and Stroke

The prevalence of hypertension (HTN) increases progressively with age. In older Americans, HTN is the most important risk factor for many cardiovascular diseases (CVD) since 69% of patients with myocardial infarction (MI), 77% with stroke, and 74% with heart failure (HF) all have antecedent hypertension. 

Learn more about high blood pressure and stroke in the latest edition of the Optum Insider.