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High Blood Pressure Personal Stories
Real patients share their experiences about how high blood pressure has affected their lives.
Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease, Stroke
The American Heart Association explains that sleep apnea prevents restful sleep is associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and heart failure.
Why Blood Pressure Matters
The American Heart Association explains how uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure can lead to damage to the coronary arteries, heart attack, heart disease, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection, atherosclerosis, Stroke, Kidney damage, Vision loss, Erectile dysfunction, Memory loss, Fluid in the lungs and Angina.
Myths About High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association debunks the common myths and misconceptions about high blood pressure.
Potassium and High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association explains that for those with hypertension, a diet that includes natural sources of potassium is important in controlling high blood pressure because potassium blunts the effects of sodium.
Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is diagnosed, how high blood pressure is called the "silent killer," and how to monitor your blood pressure.
Types of Blood Pressure Medications
The American Heart Association provides information on prescription blood pressure medicines, hypertension medications, over-the-counter blood pressure medications. Some common types of blood pressure prescriptions are Diuretics, Beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin II receptor blockers, Calcium channel blockers, Alpha blockers, Alpha-2 Receptor Agonist, Combined alpha and beta-blockers, Central agonists, Peripheral adrenergic inhibitors, Blood vessel dilators, or vasodilators,
Your Path to Healthy Blood Pressure
High blood pressure also called hypertension is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. The American Heart Association helps you find your path to healthy blood pressure.
Connie's Story: My High Blood Pressure Caused a Stroke
Connie Bentley shares her experience with high blood pressure and how it caused her stroke.
High Blood Pressure in Children
The American Heart Association answers questions about high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in children including, what causes hypertension in children? What is the treatment for high blood pressure or HBP in children?