Did You Know…Cardiac Mortality is Higher Around Holiday’s Christmas and New Year’s than Any Other Time of Year

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Did You Know…Cardiac Mortality is Higher Around Christmas and New Year’s than Any Other Time of Year

Physicians Share Steps to Managing High Blood Pressure and Avoiding
a Heart Attack this Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 14th: Raymond Townsend, M.D. Shares the 5 Steps to Managing High Blood Pressure

The holidays are here, and along with plenty of good cheer, often comes added stress, decadent desserts and busy schedules! For the nearly 80 million American adults who have high blood pressure, the holidays can sabotage efforts to keep blood pressure in a healthy range. To help your listeners stay healthy, Dr. Raymond Townsend will share 5 steps to managing your high blood pressure this holiday season and all year round!

Suggested Questions:
· How can the holidays sabotage efforts to keep blood pressure in a healthy range?
· How does high blood pressure pose a risk to your heart?
· Talk us through the 5 steps to managing high blood pressure?
· Where can listeners go for more information?

About the Talent:
Raymond Townsend, M.D., is Director of the Hypertension Program and Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine, and is a hypertension. He was named the American Heart Association’s 2016 Physician of the Year for his research in metabolism, hemodynamics and chronic kidney disease.

These interviews are provided by the American Heart Association

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