The Link Between Hypertension and Heart Disease

2.23.17

Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

High blood pressure (hypertension) is frequently referred to as the “silent killer.” It occurs when the blood within your blood vessels cannot travel freely, increasing pressure inside the vessel. High blood pressure can significantly increase your risks of developing other conditions, such as heart disease. Therefore, it is important to be diagnosed, obtain effective treatment and take the necessary steps to control your blood pressure to lower your risk of heart disease. You can increase your chances of effectively managing your hypertension by knowing the facts.  Continue reading

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Take the Heart Health Awareness Month Challenge

2.1.17

February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States1. This month, we want to empower you to make heart-healthy choices. Prevention starts with understanding the risks and making small lifestyle changes.

Together, we can fight back against heart disease and stroke. Participate in the Heart Health Challenge, and be one-step closer. Continue reading