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Healthy Hearts for Hispanic Communities

 

Nearly one in three adults – over eight million Californians – are living with at least one of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease which are heart disease, heart failure, stroke, or hypertension (high blood pressure). 

In San Diego County, heart disease is the third leading cause of death among the Hispanic community.

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. According to the California Department of Public Health, approximately 12% of heart disease deaths are attributable to hypertension, hypertensive heart disease, or hypertensive kidney disease.

Why Get Your Blood Pressure Checked?

High blood pressure raises your risk for serious health problems — but many people don’t know they have it. Check your blood pressure regularly to find problems early and protect your health.

Talking with your loved ones about health can be difficult but it is an important conversation to have. Remind your loved ones it's easy to take the first step to better heart health.  

Start by getting your blood pressure checked.

Take the First Step and Find a Screening Site

To locate your nearest screening site using the map above, use one of the options below:

  1. Click the pink search box and type in your address, city, or zip code,
  2. Click within the map to automatically zoom to the area selected, or
  3. For mobile users, click on the 'Find My Location' icon in the top right corner to have the map zoom to your current location.

Click on a 'heart' icon to find a site's scheduled date, time, and address.

Click on a 'book' icon to find a Read Your Beats blood pressure self-check station.