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Stroke and Hypertension

What to know about high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack

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High blood pressure—or hypertension—is a risk factor for stroke and heart attack, as well as other health conditions. Working with your doctor to monitor your blood pressure is one important way to stay on top of your overall health.

Know your numbers: Blood pressure

Each time you visit the doctor, you get your blood pressure taken. It’s important to know what your blood pressure numbers mean and why they matter.

How to spot a heart attack or stroke

Heart attacks and strokes have quite a bit in common: they are both medical emergencies caused by a sudden cut-off in blood flow. Learn about the signs and symptoms and how to tell the difference.

Start with prevention

There are many treatment options for high blood pressure and stroke. But preventing these conditions is even easier—and can pay off over your lifetime. Explore simple ways to maintain healthy blood pressure.

Life after stroke

The road to stroke recovery can be long, and it’s normal to experience physical, emotional and cognitive side effects. It’s important for you and your caregivers to know what to expect after returning home.

End-of-life planning and care

There’s no way around it: a stroke is life-threatening. While we always hope for the best outcome, it’s important to prepare for the worst. Here’s what you need to know about end-of-life planning and care options.

Download: Printable blood pressure tracking log

Tracking your blood pressure at home? Download our printable blood pressure tracking log to get started.

Find a care provider

Whether you’re looking for a cardiologist or a family care doctor, you can find an Adventist Health provider near you.