High Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers

Did you know it’s a myth that high blood pressure mostly affects people over the age of 60? Nearly half of American adults may have high blood pressure, or hypertension, but many of them don’t realize it. Not only can high blood pressure affect people of all ages, if left untreated, it can cause harm to many organs in the body. It’s a leading cause of strokes as well as heart failure, kidney failure and heart disease.

Find out why hypertension is called the “silent killer” with host, Dr. Jonathan Fialkow and his guest Ian Del Conde, M.D. a Board certified cardiology and vascular medicine specialist with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.

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