Blood Pressure and Other Conditions

  1. Coronary Heart Disease

    A person with coronary heart disease has an accumulation of fatty deposits in the coronary arteries. These deposits narrow the arteries and can decrease or block the flow of blood to the heart.

  2. Heart Attack

    A heart attack occurs when the blood supply is cut off from the heart muscle, usually because of a blood clot. Without blood and oxygen, the muscle cells are damaged and die.

  3. Heart Failure

    Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body's other organs.

  4. High Blood Pressure Can Damage Kidneys

    High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is the second leading cause of kidney disease in the United States, after diabetes.

  5. Managing a Chronic Condition

    Part of the treatment for chronic conditions involves adopting the same healthy lifestyle habits that are important for everyone.

  6. Risk Factors for Stroke

    The most important controllable risk factor for stroke is controlling high blood pressure. Blood pressure of 140/90 or higher can damage the arteries that supply blood to the brain.

  7. Types of Stroke

    Detailed information on stroke, also called brain attack, including types of stroke

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