High blood pressure is a ‘silent killer’ — but many still don’t know the risks

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We all know what high blood pressure is, but some experts say most still don’t know exactly what the risks of this “silent killer” looks like. “I think there is a gap in understanding what elevated blood pressure is and what are the risk factors,” says Dr. Peter Mitoff, a cardiologist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto.

‘Masked’ hypertension: You may have high blood pressure and not even know, docs warn. Blood pressure is a measure of force of blood against the walls of your arteries, the Heart and Stroke Foundation reports.

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