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The danger of high blood pressure

Presented by Dr. Ajay Pachika, a cardiologist with Tyler CVC, and

Dr. Andrea Cooley, with the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute

Noon, April 25, 2017

Location: ETMC Pavilion conference center

(maps & directions)

High blood pressure or hypertension is a disease where the force of blood is too high against the artery walls. More than 3 million cases are diagnosed in the United States each year.

High blood pressure often has no symptoms, and therefore, often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Left untreated, it can lead to other conditions, such as heart disease and stroke.

At our next KnowledgeFirst forum, Dr. Ajay Pachika, a cardiologist with Tyler CVC, and Dr. Andrea Cooley, cardiothoracic surgeon with ETMC First Physicians, will discuss risk factors associated with hypertension, as well as lifestyle changes and treatment options to help control blood pressure.

Lunch will be served.

Parking is available next to the ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive in Tyler.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

Please pre-register by dialing 866-333-ETMC (3862), press 6 or fill out the form below.

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