By one estimate I've seen, hypertension control has cut the death rate from stroke in half, and from heart attacks by a third.
Some were elderly with underlying conditions like hypertension and diabetes.
Our current preventive routine focuses on treating such cardiac risk factors as hypertension and cholesterol.
hypertension hy·per·ten·sion (hī'pər-těn'shən)
Persistent high blood pressure.
Arterial disease in which chronic high blood pressure is the primary symptom.
Abnormally high blood pressure.