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Steps to Better Heart Health for People With Sickle Cell Disease

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source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

year: 2021

summary/abstract:

People with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at greater risk than the general population for high blood pressure. High blood pressure often increases the workload of the heart and blood vessels, which can cause complications. Share your medical history with your healthcare team so it can properly identify and treat any complications of SCD you currently have or may develop. Your healthcare team may include your primary care provider, SCD provider, and any other healthcare specialists. Below are steps you can take for better heart health.

 

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