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Blood Pressure Basics

Guideposts.org article features Scripps Clinic cardiologist

A Scripps doctor checks a patient's blood pressure.

Guideposts.org article features Scripps Clinic cardiologist

Just in time to mark National Blood Pressure Awareness Month in May, Scripps Clinic cardiologist Elizabeth Kaback, MD , recently discussed the basics of blood pressure -- what it is, how it's measured and why it's important to your health.


High "blood pressure's referred to as the silent killer," Kaback said in the Q&A article.


Read the Guideposts.org article: What You Need to Know About Your Blood Pressure

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