Many Canadians do not know that high blood pressure is the leading risk for death in Canada, whether they have hypertension, or that they can improve control of their blood pressure by making simple changes in their day to day lives. Commissioned by Blood Pressure Canada, and endorsed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, this DVD was developed by a team of physicians, nurses, dieticians and pharmacists to provide general information to the public on hypertension.
This patient education tool has been developed by Blood Pressure Canada and a multidisciplinary team of volunteer experts. The video provides step by step visual instructions and narration on everything you need to know about measuring your blood pressure at home. Topics include: purchasing a device, proper preparation, technique, and measurement of blood pressure to encourage self-management and improve knowledge and awareness about hypertension.