Managing High Blood Pressure

Lead Instructor:  Jay Johnson, MD
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Over 65 million Americans have high blood pressure and almost three quarters of those (70%) do not have it under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. It's called the “silent killer”. In this show, Dr. Johnson covers everything from what causes high blood pressure to what your goal blood pressure should be to the ways to treat high blood pressure.

Lesson Specs


Lesson Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. What Should It Be
  3. How Do You Get It
  4. Managing With Diet
  5. Managing With Exercise
  6. Other Factors
  7. Medications
  8. Conclusion

Lead Instructor

Jay Johnson, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Editor in Chief

Chief Medical Officer
Stanford CardiologistHolding the position as WorldDoc’s Chief Medical officer and Editor in Chief, Dr. Jay Johnson oversees the development of medical content and integration of emerging treatment options into WorldDoc Health Management System. In addition to his dedication for proactive health product development and enhancement, Jay serves as Attending Staff at Stanford Medical Center.

A recognized cardiovascular disease prevention expert, Jay has worked in cholesterol management and prevention centers from Washington, DC to U.C. San Francisco and U.C. Los Angeles. Congestive heart failure, heart transplantation and adult congenital heart disease belong to Jay’s areas of expertise.


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