High Blood Pressure: What it Is & Why it Matters

In this edition of Patient Pulse, we’re pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Cluett for a discussion on blood pressure and why it matters. Dr. Cluett is a board-certified internal medicine physician and hypertension specialist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, MA, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She serves as founding Clinical Director of the BIDMC Hypertension Center and Hypertension Research Group. 

In the webinar, Dr. Cluett addresses:

  • What blood pressure is 
  • Why high blood pressure (hypertension) is important
  • How high blood pressure is diagnosed and treated

Key takeaways:

  • Know YOUR numbers!
  • Know about (and avoid) things that raise your blood pressure
  • Understand and practice healthy habits to lower blood pressure
  • Take medications (if needed) consistently

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