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Hypertension Self Management: Disease State Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

High Blood Pressure Fact Sheet: The CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has published a High Blood Pressure Fact Sheet that outlines statistics and prevalence in the United States, risk factors, signs and symptoms and definitions of blood pressure results. This information is also available as a downloadable pdf on the website, which is a printer-friendly version formatted for easy distribution to your patients.

Click here for access via the CDC’s website.


Know the Facts About High Blood Pressure: This patient education resource published by the CDC reviews the basics of high blood pressure in addition to a variety of available resources for patients to learn more about high blood pressure.

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American Heart Association (AHA)

The AHA has interactive web resources for patients to facilitate education regarding hypertension. Patients are able to access a variety of high blood pressure tools and resources, including an interactive cardiovascular library that contains informative illustrations and animations; high blood pressure videos and quizzes; as well as a variety of print resources and educational brochures.

Click here for access via the AHA’s website.


Million Hearts®

Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. It is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The campaign contains a variety of tools for your patients to facilitate education regarding hypertension:


Million Hearts® has a variety of easy-to-understand informational tools, including hypertension control tip sheets and educational materials for caregivers and family members of patients with high blood pressure.

Click here for access to these tools via the Million Hearts® website.


Click here for access to a variety of patient education videos about high blood pressure.


  • High Blood Pressure Basics - This video depicts a visual analogy for patients to better understand what happens to their body due to high blood pressure.Click here to access the video.
  • Treating High Blood Pressure - This video highlights the risk factors, benefits of taking medication as prescribed, and ways to work with their pharmacist to effectively lower blood pressure.Click here to access the video.
  • Vital Signs: Getting Blood Pressure Under Control - This video highlights the importance of awareness and treatment for adults with uncontrolled hypertension. Click here to access the video.


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) – Explore High Blood Pressure

The NHLBI has published health information for the public regarding high blood pressure. This resource includes basic information regarding definition, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis. It also contains featured videos, including “Myth-busting blood pressure,” which discusses common myths and misconceptions about hypertension.

Click here for access via the NHLBI’s website.


Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic provides a variety of resources for patients regarding a multitude of disease states. This link includes information regarding the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors and complications of hypertension here.

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Dangers of High Blood Pressure

This is a one-page patient education handout based on information from the Mayo Clinic describing the relationship between high blood pressure and heart disease as well as complications of uncontrolled blood pressure affecting other body systems.

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The American Society of Hypertension (ASH): Blood Pressure and Your Health

This is a patient education handout published by ASH, which includes a guide to blood pressure basics; the dangers of high blood pressure and steps to avoid or lower blood pressure.

Click here for this document.

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