Half of U.S. adults have heart disease, report finds

Heart Health Nearly half of Americans have heart or blood vessel disease, new report finds The increase is driven largely by changes in blood pressure guidelines, but experts say there's a deeper public health message.

A patient receives a blood pressure check at El Nuevo San Juan Health Center, one of 10 clinics operated in New York City by Urban Health Plan, June 24, 2017.John Brecher / for NBC News Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports.

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