LDS Hospital

(801) 408-1100Map8th Avenue & C StreetSalt Lake City, UT 84143

High Blood Pressure

Heart Services

(801) 387-3000

Definition

High blood pressure (HBP) is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. "Blood pressure" is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.

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