Cardiovascular Health

Blood Pressure & Hypertension

Friday, April 22, 2016
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition that affects about 1 out of every 3 adults. Routine screenings through regular checkups are very important for controlling hypertension and could save your life! Having hypertension increases your risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney dise ..

May is Hypertension Awareness Month

Monday, May 04, 2015
I don’t feel bad, but my doctor told me I have hypertension. Why should I be concerned? People tend to have little or absolutely no symptoms from high blood pressure. It is commonly known as the “silent killer.” In the absence of clinical signs and/or symptoms, uncontrolled ..

Hardened Arteries Are A Sign Of Heart Disease - How Well Are Your Arteries?

Sunday, February 01, 2009
Getting your arteries checked is a good way to screen for heart disease. One such procedure done at the Baton Rouge Clinic focuses on the carotid or neck arteries and checks for signs of a condition called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a common disorder that occurs when fat ..

Understanding High Blood Pressure

Friday, December 01, 2006
Hypertension, or HTN, is the technical term for high blood pressure. HTN is called the silent killer due to its lack of early symptoms. Uncontrolled HTN, however, is associated with heart and kidney disease as well as stroke. About 65 million people in the United States have HTN, which is nearly ..

Risk of Heart Disease Increases with Metabolic Syndrome

Sunday, February 01, 2004
We all know of the classic heart disease risk factors: obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes. These factors are all too prevalent in Louisiana and the major reason cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in the state and in the nation. However, an ..