May is National Blood Pressure Month
Did you know…. Blood pressure is important because the higher your blood pressure is, the higher your risk of health problems in the future.
If your blood pressure is high, it is putting extra strain on your arteries and on your heart. Over time, this strain can cause the arteries to become to become thicker and less flexible, or to become weaker.
If your arteries become thicker and less flexible, they will become narrower, making them more likely to become clogged up. If an artery becomes completely clogged up (known as a clot), this can lead to a heart attack, a stroke, kidney disease or dementia.
More rarely, if an artery has become weakened, the extra strain may eventually lead to the artery bursting. This may also cause a heart attack or stroke.
The good news is that there are many ways in which you can lower your blood pressure and put less strain on your arteries and heart. Your physician will be able to assess the best treatment for you – please regularly see your doctor!
We are offering Free Advanced Blood Pressure Screenings unlike any others!
We are offering this to everyone, whether you’re a patient of ours or not! We care about your health and want you to live longer & better!
Our latest, FDA approved, blood pressure management technology, the SphygmoCor System, non-invasively measures the pressure waveform at the heart. The results are important in managing high blood pressure treatment; especially for those diagnosed with “resistant hypertension” to prevent or deduce damage to the heart, brain and kidneys from high blood pressure.
You will leave our office with a printout of your report – which you should share with your Internist.
Thursday, May 18th from 5:30 pm – 7 pm at our Hamden office: HeartCare Associates, Spring Glen Medical Center, 2200 Whitney Ave., Suite 180, Hamden, CT
Thursday, May 25th from 9:30 am – 11 am at our West Haven office; HeartCare Associates, 385 Main St., West Haven, CT
Please make your appointment – call us! 203-407-2500