Hypertension is a problem that affects 1 out of 3 adults in the US. It is a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg – a systolic pressure above 140 with a diastolic pressure above 90. This contributor to the development of cardiovascular disease can be controlled and modified
At the Cardiovascular Institute of San Diego, we want to treat your high blood pressure and high cholesterol before you develop cardiovascular disease. By proactively managing these modifiable risk factors, we can reduce your risk of developing heart disease later in life. We will teach you the proper technique for checking your blood pressure at home, give you a blood pressure diary to complete daily, and review together at your next appointment to evaluate changes in your treatment. If you have already had a heart attack or stroke, aggressively controlling these risk factors is key for secondary prevention. Let us partner with you to be healthier and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.