Arkansas PBS > Engage > Blog > “Arkansans Ask: High Blood Pressure”

“Arkansans Ask: High Blood Pressure”

  • Posted by
  • AETN
  • on

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called “the silent killer.” Despite being a common ailment, many do not realize how serious it is … or that they even have the condition. Learn what to watch for and what resources are available to those struggling with high blood pressure as we talk with a panel of experts in a special “Arkansans Ask” Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m.

A leading cause of coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure and kidney disease, uncontrolled hypertension is a strong threat to the health of Arkansans. According to the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 40 percent of Arkansans over age 18 have hypertension.

Join us as panelists are expert guests are: Dr. Appathurai Balamurugan, medical director and state chronic disease director, Arkansas Department of Health (ADH); Stacy Webb, RN, hypertension nurse coordinator, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch, ADH; Christine Sasse, MS, RDN, LD, nutritionist consultant, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch, ADH; ShaRhonda Love, director, Arkansas Minority Health Commission; and Nancy Grayson, senior director of multicultural initiatives, American Heart Association. They’ll be answering viewer questions and will share resources, tips and valuable information on how to get and keep your blood pressure under control. Steve Barnes will serve as host.

Viewers may submit questions and comments at 800-662-2386, or on Twitter with #ARAsk.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

“Arkansans Ask: High Blood Pressure,” 7 p.m.