Is 120 the new 140? According to initial results from a nationwide blood pressure study, conducted in part by East Carolina University, it may be for some.
One third of all Americans are hypertensive, but that rate is higher here in eastern North Carolina. Division Chief of General Internal Medicine at ECU Brody School of Medicine, Dr. James Powell,
“Despite a lot of effort to try help a lot of folks, and we’ve helped a lot of folks through the years, Eastern North Carolina still has a very high penetration of people with high blood pressure.”