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What You Can Do

You can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease:

Manage Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is dangerous when it is not treated. People with high blood pressure are more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke. High blood pressure is a silent disease. Most people with high blood don't have any symptoms, so they don't know if they have it unless their blood pressure is checked. One out of four people with high blood pressure is unaware of their condition.


More Information

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Programs and Services in the Calgary Area

  • Lifestyle Classes
    Attend one of the lifestyle classes for people who have high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol levels. For more information call: (403) 943-2665, or to register call: (403) 943-2660.
  • Check Your Blood Pressure
    Have your blood pressure checked by trained staff at any fire station in Calgary, between the hours of 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm, seven days a week.
  • Talk to Your Health Professional
    Talk to your family doctor and work with them to understand your high blood pressure and manage your blood pressure.
    Don't have a Family Doctor?
    If you don't have a family doctor, call 403-943-LINK (5465) or check out the online list of Doctors who are accepting new patients in the Calgary Health Region
  • Locate Community Health Resources in the Calgary Region
    Visit They provide a directory of community, health and social services in the Calgary Region. Once at the Web site, enter blood pressure screening into the search area. The City of Calgary Information Centre at (403) 268-4636 (INFO) can also provide you this information.

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