Understanding your high blood pressure

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a very common health issue around the world that often has no symptoms but raises serious health risks.1



What is high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is a measure of how strongly blood pushes against your arteries. Click below to learn how the body controls high blood pressure (HBP), what causes it, and who it affects.

What are the dangers of high blood pressure?

If you have high blood pressure, your heart works harder, which can raise your risk of heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and kidney failure.2,3 These risks can be very serious — especially if your high blood pressure is left untreated. Read up on the symptoms and risks of high blood pressure.

What treatments are available?

For a long time, the only way to treat high blood pressure was through lifestyle changes, like diet and exercise, or by taking medications. Today, there is another approach called the Medtronic Symplicity™ blood pressure procedure. See what treatments may be right for you.

Find a Symplicity specialist.

Here’s how you can find a doctor near you who is experienced in the Symplicity blood pressure procedure.

Is the Symplicity blood pressure procedure right for you?

Answer a few simple questions then talk to your doctor to see if the procedure may be right for you.



Hypertension Fact Sheet. World Health Organization. Available at: Accessed July 21, 2023.


Whelton PK, Carey RM, Aronow WS, et al. 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Hypertension. June 2018;71(6):e13–e115.


High blood pressure dangers: Hypertension's effects on your body. Mayo Clinic. Available at: Accessed July 21, 2023.


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