Understanding Hypertension

Hypertension is the result of persistent high arterial blood pressure which may cause damage to the vessels and arteries of the heart, brain, kidneys and eyes. The entire circulatory system is affected since it becomes increasingly more difficult for the blood to travel from the heart to the major organs. Multiple blood pressure readings are taken to establish an average and analyzed by a physician to determine hypertension.

In this presentation, Dr Patrick Lau, Consultant Cardiologist at Timberland Medical Centre, talks you through the details of Hypertension.