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This Is What High Blood Pressure Does to Your Body

What is hypertension, exactly? A cardiologist explains.

High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the most common problems affecting people today. In fact, it affects 1 in 3 American adults. If left untreated it can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney damage and even death. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains what makes hypertension so dangerous.


Dr Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 1:56. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Holly Atkinson, Dr Supriya Jain, Dr. Preeti Parikh, . Review date: Aug. 25, 2012
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