By Elise Viebeck - 09/04/12 05:58 PM EDT
The CDC estimates that healthcare costs related to high blood pressure top $130 billion annually.
"With increased focus and collaboration among patients, healthcare providers and healthcare systems, we can help 10 million Americans’ blood pressure come into control in the next five years."
The figures were released as part of the CDC's monthly "Vital Signs" series.
The American Heart Associated touted the release of the study and advocated for a team-based care model to attack the problem.
"A team-based approach to hypertension can help ensure that patients with this condition get the best quality care," said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown in a statement.
"Team-based care models also help address the efficiency, access and cost issues facing our nation’s healthcare system by using each healthcare professional to the fullest extent of their training and skill."