Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease among all demographics in the United States, and Black Americans have high blood pressure at a rate greater than any other group.
Learn from Eldrin Lewis, MD, MPH, cardiologist and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, about how you can start taking control of your blood pressure by learning and monitoring your numbers.
High blood pressure is a silent problem because often people feel no symptoms when their blood pressure is elevated. High blood pressure, however, puts unnecessary strain on your heart and can cause damage. Talk to your doctor about making changes today that can positively impact the long-term condition of your heart.
Eldrin Lewis, MD, MPH
Cardiologist, Heart Failure Specialist
Division Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine