Hypertension matters. It is not a silent illness.
Mission Statement: To improve the lives of British Columbians with high blood pressure through individualized care, clinical innovation, research and education.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of heart attack, strokes, heart failure and kidney disease in Canada and one in five British Columbians have hypertension. More research is needed to figure out the best ways to control high blood pressure and to help patients gain better control of the risk factors that cause hypertension.