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High Blood Pressure

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Got high blood pressure?  Not so fast.  New guidelines could significantly change the way doctors think about hypertension and whether or not to prescribe medications.  Hypertension is known as the silent killer because it has no warning signs or symptoms. Uncontrolled it can lead to heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.  On HEALTH LINK we examine the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.  Find out what the new guidelines mean for you.

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GUESTS

Arif Asif, MD
Dr. Arif Asif is chief of nephrology and hypertension at Albany Medical Center.

Roberta Flesh, MD
Dr. Roberta Flesh practices internal and geriatric medicine at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center.

Dr. Michael J. Martinelli, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Michael Martinelli is Chief of Cardiology at St. Peter’s Hospital. 

RELATED RESOURCES

American Heart Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Kidney Foundation, Inc.

National Institutes of Health  

        - High Blood Pressure

        - High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

National Stroke Association

Northeast Kidney Foundation, Inc.

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