In addition to the following, American Heart Association is a great resource for heart health information.
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
- Learn more about High Blood Pressure and COVID-19: English and Español.
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.
Blood Pressure Categories
Learn what your blood pressure numbers mean.
How to Get Your Blood Pressure Checked
How to get your blood pressure checked accurately, at home or with a doctor.
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