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Hi, my name is Dr Warrick Bishop and I'm a cardiologist. I'd like to cover with you a couple of quick points on blood pressure.
First, you can get blood pressure that is primary or secondary. Secondary means that there's some process going on in the body driving it. Primary means it's just part of your genes. We know that blood pressure, if it's around for a long time, thickens up the heart. We call this left ventricular hypertrophy. Left-side of the heart hypertrophy, thick, no good. We know in general terms that blood pressure monitoring done with an ambulatory system at home gives us the best measurements. Clinic blood pressure measurements can vary quite a lot with white coat effect. Lastly, we're moving towards treating elevated blood pressure with multiple doses of different blood pressure agents, minimizing the side effect risk and maximizing the efficacy of the tablets. There was a quick little update.
I've got a podcast on the very same topics below. If you're interested, please feel free to have a listen to that. I wish you the very best. Keep your blood pressure under control. Please don't die from a heart attack and goodbye.
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