Hypertension is one of the most common conditions affecting the heart. It refers to a constant elevation of the pressure inside the arteries, this places stress on the heart and the arteries and increases the risk of a heart attack and stroke. Generally speaking the serious effects of high blood pressure occur after many years of ‘poor blood pressure control’
Risk factors for high blood pressure include: being overweight, diabetes, smoking, lack of physical exercise and a poor diet.
Many people do not complain of specific symptoms. Some people experience headaches, visual changes, ‘whooshing’ in the ears or in extreme cases, chest pain or heart failure (severe breathlessness).
Cardiology Tasmania has 6 specialist centres located in Derwent Park, Huonville, Oatland, Swansea, Rokeby, and Sorell. As well as our fixed locations, our cardiology specialists and consultants travel to regional and remote areas to ensure all patients have access to cardiology services regardless of where they live.
Northcare Health Centre, 254 Main Road, Derwent Park, TAS
Swansea General Practice, 37 Wellington Street, Swansea, TAS
Healthology Rokeby, 46 S Arm Rd, Rokeby, TAS
Sorell Doctors Surgery, 31 Gordon Street, TAS