High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a quiet risk factor of heart disease, but it can be identified through proper screening and controlled through lifestyle changes. As this video explains, high blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease by weakening the arteries through which blood travels. When the valves are significantly weakened by persistent high blood pressure, blood flow is restricted.
Take control of your blood pressure and get in tune with your health with a free blood pressure screening at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose. This screening is part of our H2U program, which you can join on our website or by calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (888) 724-2362.