Mayo Clinic 5 Steps to Controlling High Blood Pressure, Second Edition

Your personal guide to preventing and managing hypertension

Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D.

  • According to the American Heart Association, more than 100 million American adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure but less than half have their condition well managed.
  • A primary goal of 5 Steps to Controlling High Blood Pressure is to inform how high blood pressure develops, what puts you at risk, how it’s diagnosed and how it’s treated.
  • Readers will also learn how to reduce the risk of many conditions associated with high blood pressure, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke and dementia.

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infoThe Facts

500,000

deaths in the United States had hypertension as a primary or contributing cause.

High blood pressure is a serious problem. According to the American Heart Association, more than 100 million American adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure but less than half have their condition well managed.

A primary goal of 5 Steps to Controlling High Blood Pressure is to inform you about how high blood pressure develops, what puts you at risk, how it’s diagnosed and how it’s treated. You’ll also learn how to reduce your risk of the many conditions associated with high blood pressure, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke and dementia. You’ll read about the proper use of medications, home monitoring and regular follow-up care. You’ll also find the latest on issues of concern to women, children and special at- risk populations.

All of this will help you manage your high blood pressure as you work with your doctor to make informed decisions regarding your health care.

2015 • 256 pages • Mayo Clinic Press

Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D.

Dr. Sheps is an emeritus professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. For six years, Dr. Sheps chaired the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Sheps chaired the sixth working group that developed guidelines for hypertension under the auspices of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, as well as participated in the fourth, fifth and seventh groups.

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