Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence
June 2015
Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor
If you have high blood pressure, asking questions and educating yourself is an important step in keeping it under control. Be sure to keep the lines of communication open with your doctor. Writing down questions to ask is helpful, or the American Heart Association offers a printable list of questions you can bring to your appointment. Learn more »

High Blood Pressure: Kids Can Have It, Too
High blood pressure affects about one in three adults in the U.S. But this health problem doesn’t just affect adults. The number of kids with high blood pressure is going up. This may be because of the growing number of kids who are overweight and obese (very overweight). High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. It's also the main risk factor for stroke. Kids with high blood pressure have a greater risk for high blood pressure as adults. High blood pressure in childhood is also linked with getting hardened arteries (atherosclerosis) in early adulthood.

Learn more about blood pressure check-ups for children and treatments. »