Football Legend Talks About High Blood Pressure

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 8:38 am
By: News On 6

Instead of talking football, Super Bowl champion Joe Montana visited Tulsa on Wednesday to talk about high blood pressure. Montana was on the News On 6 at Noon talking about the dangers of having high blood pressure. Montana says he was diagnosed with hypertension in 2002 and learned he had a family history of heart disease.

Montana says since his diagnosis, he has worked to get his blood pressure controlled and is now traveling across the U.S. helping others achieve the same success.

Medical officials say an estimated 72 million, or nearly one in three adult Americans, suffer from high blood pressure and approximately 67% of people with high blood pressure do not have it under control.

Traveling with Joe Montana is cardiologist James M. Rippe, M.D. as part of a high blood pressure education program.

For more information about Dr. Rippe and Joe Montana’s education program, click here.

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