Week of Action: February 12-20, 2022

 

In 2021, high blood pressure was the most common underlying condition identified in San Diego County’s COVID-related deaths. 

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. 

 

1. Check Your Blood Pressure

Check your blood pressure by making an appointment with your primary care physician or by checking it with a home blood pressure cuff.  Our site map will be available soon to help you find a blood pressure screening site near you.

2. Submit Your Results

Submit your blood pressure results starting February 1st and receive a FREE face mask!  Our online form will be available starting February 1, 2022.

3. Learn What They Mean

Learn about your blood pressure results and what you can do to improve them in our Love Your Heart @ Home Education section. Our goal is to help prevent heart disease and stroke and help YOU take control of your heart health.

4. Follow-up with Your Doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor to get your blood pressure checked. While you're there, have your home blood pressure cuff calibrated by a nurse to ensure your readings are correct.

 

   

   

   

   

   

ABOUT LOVE YOUR HEART

Love Your Heart is an annual event in which organizations from across the U.S. and Mexico join together to provide FREE blood pressure screenings to the public on or near Valentine's Day. The event brings together community partners to prevent heart disease and stroke and empowers the public to take control of their heart health, know their blood pressure numbers, and know what they mean.

The 2021 event had over 27,000 participants screened online and in-person at 188 sites across the U.S. and Mexico, with over 6,000 blood pressure cuffs distributed across San Diego County.

 

   

   

   

   

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