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Health Conditions

High Blood Pressure

The Basics

Learn the basics about high blood pressure from the American Heart Association. Find out why high blood pressure matters, if it has any symptoms, and how it is diagnosed.

Prevention

Discover if you are at risk for high blood pressure and how you can prevent it.

Living with High Blood Pressure

Learn how high blood pressure is treated and how to eat a heart-healthy diet. Find out how to monitor and record your blood pressure and then track your blood pressure with these tools.

More Information

Check out a health kit on high blood pressure from the Library. The kits contain books, DVDs, brochures, and articles. Find other books about high blood pressure to check out or read the latest news and articles about high blood pressure in ProQuest Health, a website you can access for free from the library or with a library card from home.

Get Help

Truman Medical Centers is a two-hospital, not-for-profit health system located in Kansas City, Mo. The downtown location, TMC Hospital Hill, is the largest provider of outpatient specialty care in Kansas City, operates the busiest adult emergency department in the city and has one of the top Level 1 trauma centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The suburban hospital, TMC Lakewood, is located near Lee's Summit and provides a range of specialty and outpatient services.

Among the many support services offered by the Black Health Care Coalition in Kansas City are health screenings that include blood pressure testing.

Health Kits

High Blood Pressure Health Kit

Check out a health kit from the Library that contains books, DVDs, brochures, and articles.

News & Articles

Access these articles for free from the library or with a library card from home

Websites

American Heart Association – High Blood Pressure

Comprehensive site with information about high blood pressure and how to find out your risk.

National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute – High Blood Pressure

Provides an overview of high blood pressure, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention.

MedlinePlus.gov – High Blood Pressure

Includes information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and links to news, related issues, research studies, and clinical trials.

Tools

High Blood Pressure Health Risk Calculator

Find out if you are at risk for high blood pressure. Provided by the American Heart Association.

Printable Blood Pressure Tracker (pdf)

Print this log to keep track of your blood pressure readings. Provided by the American Heart Association.

Interactive Tutorial on Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for high blood pressure. Includes animated graphics and audio.

The Health & Wellness Center at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch is a partnership between The Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers, and the Health Sciences Institute of Metropolitan Community Colleges - Penn Valley. Funding for the project was made possible in part by a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.