• Cardiovascular

    Mayo Clinic Radio: High Blood Pressure/Clot Stabilizer/Holiday Allergies

It's estimated that about 30 percent of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. An important part of managing hypertension is blood pressure monitoring. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, hypertension specialist Dr. Stephen Textor explains how you can track your blood pressure at home. Also on the program, emergency medicine specialist Dr. Donald Jenkins describes how a drug that was designed to save lives on the battlefield is now being used to control blood loss during routine surgery. And, are you allergic to your Christmas tree? Allergy specialist Dr. Rohit Divekar has tips for handling allergies that turn up during the holidays.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Your blood pressure is normal if it's below 120/80 mm Hg.

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