What is Hypertension?

Your blood pressure reading consists of two numbers, measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg): The first indicating systolic pressure (higher number): This is the force at which your heart pumps blood around your body. The second diastolic pressure (lower number). This is the resistance to the blood flow in the blood vessels. Generally, anything between… Read More


Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers

High blood pressure is a factor in 67% of heart attacks and 77% of strokes in the United States. Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of the arteries, and when the force stays too high it becomes a life-threatening condition called high blood pressure (also known as hypertension); an estimated one… Read More