Ask a Specialist: New Guidelines for Hypertension

Ask a Specialist: New Guidelines for Hypertension


RON: THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HYPERTENSION. WE WELCOME, DR. ROBERT HONG, CARDIOLOGIST AND THE CHIEF OF STAFF WHAT IS HYPERTENSION? RON: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT? RON: DR. HONG: Kidney failure Hardening of arteries Does not usually cause symptoms Heart attack: When you don’t get enough blood flow to the heart and lose heart muscle Stroke: When you lose blood flow to the brain and become paralyzed or have WHAT BLOOD PRESSURE LEVEL Blood pressure level and hypertension Systolic blood pressure 115 increases best target for treatment WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT HIGH BLOOD healthcare provider weight What to do Avoid tobacco, meth and cocaine Take meds if prescribed; tell doctor about side effects about side effects TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, JOIN DR. ROBERT HONG FOR LECTURE CALLED “HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND THE 2017 ACC AHA GUIDELINES.” IT’S HAPPENING THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, FROM 6 TO 7 PM AT THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER – PUNCHBOWL. IF YOU GO EARLY, YOU CAN GET YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED AND PICK UP SOME CLICK “ATTEND A CLASS.” RON:

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