Blood pressure checks are important for your cardiovascular health. High blood pressure (Hypertension) killed over 49 thousand Americans in 2002. High blood pressure increases the risk for heart attack and stroke. Because the consequences associated with high blood pressure are so serious, early detection, treatment and control are important.
A blood pressure reading less than 120/80 mmHg is considered normal. In general, lower is better. However, very low blood pressure can also cause concern and should be checked by your doctor. A blood pressure reading of 120/80 mmHg or higher is considered high blood pressure. Both numbers are important. If one or both numbers are high, you have high blood pressure.
Free blood pressure screenings are offered during business hours. Please call to schedule an available time. Walkins are always welcome.
What can you do to lower your risk of heart disease?
Visit the Center for Disease website to learn more.