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Stroke and High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a major risk factor for stroke and defines the different types of strokes.
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.
High Blood Pressure Tools & Resources
Find tools to manage your high blood pressure (hypertension).
Understand Your Risk for High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association helps you understand your risk of high blood pressure, also called hypertension, by looking at family history, age, diet and poor nutrition like a high-sodium diet, obesity and lack of exercise, alcohol as well as stress, smoking and sleep apnea.
High Blood Pressure and Women
The American Heart Association explains higher risk for high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in women including birth control and high blood pressure, pregnancy and preeclampsia, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH), toxemia of pregnancy and menopause and high blood pressure.
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.
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.
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.
The American Heart Association explains how congenital heart defects can lead to Pulmonary Hypertension.
Prevention & Treatment of High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association explains the prevention of high blood pressure, also called hypertension, and the treatment of high blood pressure.