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Hypertension: An introduction

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Watch Dr Alister McNeish explains more.

Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, yet it often goes unnoticed or untreated.

In this video Dr Alister McNeish, expert in vascular pharmacology from the School of Pharmacy at University of Reading, looks at what causes hypertension.

You can download the Week 3 supplement, which contains additional images and descriptions to help you understand the topics covered in this video.

British Heart Foundation resources

Find out more in the following, optional, video High blood pressure and heart disease; one of a series, produced by the British Heart Foundation Risking it: Fighting against risk factors in coronary heart disease.

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