The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked, as there are often no warning signs or symptoms to tell you something is wrong.
Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest
People often use these terms interchangeably, but they're not the same. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating. Learn more about differences.
High Blood Pressure and COVID-19
Rates of Heart Disease by Ethnicity
The latest data from December 2022 shows that overall heart disease is the second leading cause of death for residents in San Diego County. However, heart disease is the leading cause of death for White, Black, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native ethnicities.
In addition to the below, American Heart Association is a great resource for heart health information, visit: heart.org/HBP.
Get Heart Healthy with Dr. Jennifer Tuteur, Deputy Public Health Officer for the County of San Diego.
Watch Dr. Jennifer Tuteur in the 2021 Get Heart Healthy webinar with the San Diego Regional Chamber.
American Heart Association Education Session: Empowered to Know Your Numbers
American Heart Association: How to Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: High Blood Pressure Basics
OG Yoga: Restorative Yoga with Mindy Tran
County Parks: Choose Your Own Adventure - San Dieguito County Park and King Snake Creature Feature
American Heart Association: Move More Together at Home Playlist
The Cooking Doc: The Top 5 Tips to Lower the Salt in Your Diet
Mayo Clinic: Flavorful Ways to Reduce Salt in Your Diet
Eating Well: How to Lower Sodium in Your Diet
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Smoking and Heart Disease and Stroke
Tobacco Free CA - Tobacco is the #1 Preventable Cause of Death
American Heart Association - Smoking, High Blood Pressure and Your Health
American College of Cardiology - Moderate alcohol consumption linked with high blood pressure