This section will help you understand high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and how it is measured. If you find that your blood pressure is in the range for high blood pressure, please consult your doctor about taking COREG®. It can help lower your blood pressure and help your heart pump better. Although we do not know exactly how COREG works, we do know that as a result, more blood carrying needed oxygen will reach the tissues.
Why Treat High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure is called “the silent killer.” Though it often has no symptoms, it puts strain on the blood vessels and organs of your body. Over time, this can lead to organ damage or heart disease. Untreated high blood pressure can cause:
- Artery damage, which can slow down blood flow, putting extra strain on your heart and can lead to a heart attack or heart failure
- Heart attack and heart failure
Measuring High Blood Pressure
Monitoring Your Heart Health
To keep your high blood pressure under control, you will need to learn to monitor your heart health regularly. This includes checking your blood pressure.
Blood pressure is the force of the blood against your artery walls. It is measured in two numbers, for example:
Both numbers are important. But as you get older, the top number becomes more important. Treatment for high blood pressure usually focuses on lowering the top number.
How COREG Helps
COREG is part of a class of medications known as beta-blockers, and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of people with high blood pressure. COREG can help lower your blood pressure and help your heart pump better. It also does not appear to negatively affect blood sugar, making it a good option for people with diabetes.