Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against your artery walls generated with each heartbeat as blood is pumped from your heart into your blood vessels. The size and elasticity of the artery walls also affect blood pressure. Each time the heart beats, the pressure is created inside the arteries. It is greatest when blood is pumped out of the heart into the arteries (systole). When the heart relaxes between beats to refill, the pressure falls in the arteries (the diastole).
High blood pressure is managed at our University of Miami Comprehensive Hypertension Center.
Why Choose UHealth?
The University of Miami Comprehensive Hypertension Center is the the only American Heart Association certified comprehensive center in Florida. Nearly one in two adults have hypertension, and only one in four people have controlled blood pressure. Our team offers a highly effective process to evaluate our patients for cardiovascular risk and establish a timely and specific diagnosis and treatment plan.
Advanced heart failure therapies. Leading-edge treatments include ventricular assist devices and heart transplant. For advanced heart disease, options for treatment go beyond what is available in the community to prolong life and give you or your loved one a second chance.
Multidisciplinary care by recognized specialists in their field. In complex cases, heart disease care may require the services of a cardiothoracic surgeon, an interventional cardiologist, a lung specialist, a diabetes specialist and a geneticist. Your doctors talk to each other and make sure all specialties involved in your care are on-board with a unified treatment plan.
Over 80 million American adults (more than one in three) have cardiovascular disease (CVD). Nearly 2,300 Americans die of CVD every day — that’s one death every 38 seconds. This number can be significantly reduced through education and early detection.