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Chris Kliesmet (HeartHawk)

Patient Advocate

Chris Kliesmet, also known as HeartHawk, is a heart health activist and former patient expert writer for HealthCentral. As a heart disease sufferer with many family members lost to the disease, Chris specialized in topics within heart health, including medication, prevention, and testing. He has written for other community sites such as, and wrote for his own blog, HEARTHAWK: Your Heart Health Eye in the Sky.

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Blood Pressure Facts and Myths: A Heart Health Consumer Guide

We have heard it all before, “High blood pressure causes heart disease.” The guidelines and treatments for high blood pressure (BP) have become so ingrained and commonplace that we take it for granted that it is being treated properly. But, like most ...