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  1. High Blood Pressure: Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home

    Key pointsHigh blood pressure often is referred to as the "silent killer, " because it usually has no obvious symptoms and most people cannot tell if their blood pressure is high unless it is measured.Home blood pressure monitors make it easy for people to measure their blood pressure at home. If you are concerned that you might have high blood pressure, or if your family has a history of high ...

  2. Heart Failure and Stress Management

    WebMD offers tips for heart patients on managing everyday stress.

  3. High Blood Pressure and Drug Safety

    Some common medicines can raise blood pressure. Which should you avoid when you have high blood pressure?

  4. Heart Failure Treatment With Potassium and Magnesium Supplements

    Read about potassium or magnesium supplements and how they're used to treat heart failure.

  5. Heart Failure and the BNP Blood Test

    WebMD explains how a BNP blood test is used to detect heart failure and monitor your progress with treatment.

  6. Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

    WebMD explains what diastolic and systolic blood pressure numbers mean and why it’s important to keep track of them.

  7. Atherosclerosis and High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is a major cause of atherosclerosis, the artery-clogging process that leads to heart attacks and strokes. Find out more.

  8. Your Heart Rate

    WebMD explains how to monitor your heart rate and stay within your target heart rate zone during exercise.

  9. Tips for Taking Cholesterol Medications

    When you are taking high cholesterol medications, it is important to follow your health care professional's recommendations carefully. Here are some tips.

  10. Triglycerides FAQ

    Answers to frequently asked questions about high triglycerides.

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