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Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
The American Heart Association explains how to keep track of your blood pressure levels at home in addition to regular measurements taken at a healthcare professional's office. Download the American Heart Association's blood pressure tracker chart to help monitor your blood pressure at home.
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.
Stress and Blood Pressure
Does stress cause high blood pressure? The American Heart Association explains the link between hypertension and stress level.
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American Heart Association backs current BP treatments
A recent report recommends healthcare providers take a new approach to treating high blood pressure for people older than 60. But based on the current research available, the American Heart Association recommends that healthcare providers continue to follow existing guidelines for treating high blood pressure.
Keep Track of Your Heart Health
The American Heart Association provides this list of downloadable resources and tools for your heart health.
Assess Your High Blood Pressure Related Risks
Learn your risk of high blood pressure by using the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Risk Calculator.
What is hypertensive crisis? The American Heart Association explains that Hypertensive crises can present as hypertensive urgency or as a hypertensive emergency. If your systolic blood pressure is over 180 or your diastolic blood pressure is over 110, you could be having an hypertensive crisis and should seek medical attention immediately.
Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke
The American Heart Association explains that knowing your family history is very important when it comes to understanding your risk for heart disease and stroke, but having a family history of it does not mean it is imminent that you will get it too.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Blood Pressure
Print this page and add your own high blood pressure questions to ask your physician.