HEARTBEAT REPORT: High Blood Pressure Dangers


According to the CDC, one in three American Adults has high blood pressure and half of them don’t even know they have it, which is why it’s known as a silent killer.

To avoid getting high blood pressure or lower yours if you already have it, experts at the Cardiovascular Institute of the South have these recommendations:

1) Get your weight in check 
2) Change your eating habits-Experts recommend a diet rich in fruits vegetables and healthy proteins

3) Quit Smoking-Medications are available and CVIS has Smoking Cessation Programs where you can meet with others trying to kick the habit
4) Reduce your stress levels-Figure out the source of your stress and find a way to avoid or reduce it.  Meditation & exercise are just a couple of things that might help.

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Cardiovascular Institute of the South was founded in 1983 by Dr. Craig Walker, who first established the company as a one-physician practice in Houma, Louisiana. Driven by a desire to serve and heal people in his community, Dr. Walker envisioned CIS as a leader in the development of new techniques and technologies in the treatment of both coronary and peripheral artery diseases.

Today, CIS continues to grow and expand to multiple locations striving to make the most advanced cardiovascular care accessible to a wide spectrum of communities across Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. We believe that our unwavering dedication to the CIS mission of providing the highest quality cardiovascular care has truly been the cornerstone of this successful growth.

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