Management of Stage 1 Hypertension in Adults With a Low 10-Year Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Published: April 29, 2021

Young, male doctor checking the blood pressure of a male patient
  • High blood pressure (BP) is a leading cause for world-wide cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. The global prevalence of systolic blood pressure levels greater than 110 mmHg increased over the last 30 years and was responsible for 10 million deaths and 212 million Disability-Adjusted Life Years worldwide in 2015.
  • Worldwide this represents a 1.4-fold increase since 1990.
  • This AHA scientific statement addresses a gap in knowledge related to management of persons with hypertension with a 10-year low risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).