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Hypertension is a common clinical condition and a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and stroke. It is a "Silent killer" that quietly damages blood vessels and leads to serious health problems. It is often associated with elevated resting heart rate, which is a risk factor for future developement of hypertension1 and, when left untreated, increases the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Hypertension and elevated resting heart rate may lead to serious consequences, such as heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, heart failure, weakened and narrowed blood vessels. Hypertension and elevated resting heart rate should concern everyone, both young and old. It’s fundamental to know who is at risk.
Can you control hypertension and elevated resting heart rate? Fortunately, yes.
Making lifestyle changes can enhance your quality of life and reduce the risk of hypertension as well as other diseases affecting the heart, brain, and kidney. Discover what you can do to lower the risk.
High blood pressure and elevated resting heart rate often have non-specific symptoms or even be symptomless: this is the bad news. But here’s the good news: regular screening can help you know if you need to take preventive action. Asking your doctor is the best thing to do.