Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to serious health consequences. Taking your blood pressure daily from home is a proven way to monitor and control your blood pressure.
Thanks to the American Heart Association, library members can now borrow a home blood pressure monitor kit with their library card. The kit includes a blood pressure monitor and cuff, instructions on how to take blood pressure readings, tracking information, and literature about managing blood pressure.
The blood pressure monitor kits are designed for self-monitoring of blood pressure and are not for diagnostic or emergency use. Library staff cannot provide medical advice. If you have questions about your health, please contact your medical provider.
For more information about high blood pressure, visit the American Heart Association website.