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Hypertension: Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Perry Halushka of the Medical University of South Carolina, discusses the importance of treating high blood pressure for lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. He explains the meaning of numbers in a blood pressure measurement and also notes what values indicate the need for treatment. In this vascular health podcast, Dr. Halushka emphasizes the importance of both medication therapy as well as lifestyle modification for the treatment of hypertension.

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