Posts Tagged: American Heart Association

Survivor story: Bob Valvano

Seven years ago, Bob Valvano was getting ready to head to Connecticut to call a basketball game for ESPN. He didn’t feel great as he walked through Louisville’s airport, but he told himself he was just having stomach troubles and would be fine. Just as he was about to go through security, he realized he…
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Shot of an unrecognizable male doctor checking the blood pressure of a patient while being seated inside of a hospital during the day

What does my blood pressure mean?

Is there a reason why our practitioners check our blood pressure at every visit regardless of the cause? Or is it just a routine protocol that has little effect on our health? There is unfortunately a very good reason. High blood pressure, also termed hypertension, is called the “silent killer” because it often causes no…
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