High Blood Pressure Videos

Watch these videos to learn how to prevent and lower high blood pressure, the proper way to self-monitor it, and how NHLBI researchers are working to improve patients’ lives. Find more educational resources on high blood pressure here.

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: A Discussion on Maternal Health

High blood pressure can impact a woman’s heart health before, during, and after pregnancy. During this discussion with experts from NHLBI, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preeclampsia Foundation, and Association of Black Cardiologists, you’ll learn about preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy), what women need to know about preventing and controlling blood pressure, and educational resources from The Heart Truth®’ on high blood pressure and maternal health.

Monitor Your Blood Pressure to Improve Your Heart Health

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. High blood pressure can affect anyone, but women—who often dismiss warning signs—should be especially mindful of their numbers. Everyone should have their blood pressure checked at least once a year by their healthcare provider and ask about ways to control it. This video shows tips for measuring your blood pressure at home.

3 Delicious Heart-Healthy Recipes

During this cooking demonstration, a nutrition scientist and food blogger talk about the importance of eating for your heart while making three DASH-friendly recipes: chicken picadillo, wiki (fast) rice, and mango smoothies. 

#MoveWithHeart for Your Heart

The NHLBI encourages you to spend at least 2 1/2 hours per week doing physical activity that gets your heart beating faster and leaves you a little breathless. There are many ways to reach this goal, especially when you spread your sessions throughout the week. Even small amounts of activity a few times a day can add up and can have lasting heart health benefits. 

Progress and Promise in Hypertension Research

David Goff, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, and George A. Mensah, M.D., FACC, Director of the Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science at the NHLBI, discuss the importance of hypertension prevention, treatment, and continued research. 

Small Steps for the Heart #FromTheHeart

Check out this series of videos with small steps you can take to stay heart healthy including knowing your blood pressure numbers, tips on how to get physically active, cook for your heart, de-stress with deep breaths, and quit smoking. 

Small Steps for the Heart, #FromTheHeart: Be Physically Active

Small Steps for the Heart, #FromTheHeart: Cook for Your Heart

Small Steps for the Heart, #FromTheHeart: De-stress with Deep Breaths

Small Steps for the Heart, #FromTheHeart: Set Your Quit Day

Additional Resources

High Blood Pressure Social Media Resources

Share these Facebook and Twitter resources in your outreach efforts to educate people about how to prevent high blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure Publications for Patients

Learn more about your risk for high blood pressure and how to lower your risk with heart-healthy lifestyle changes, including healthy eating and physical activity.

High Blood Pressure Publications for Health Professionals

Find helpful high blood pressure publications and fact sheets for health professionals.