Love Your Heart

'LOVE YOUR HEART' AIMS TO REDUCE RISK OF SEVERE COVID-19 ILLNESS

 

By José A. Álvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office

Video by Suzanne Bartole

February 8, 2021 (San Diego) - Ninety-five percent of all San Diegans who have died from the novel coronavirus had underlying medical conditions and hypertension or high blood pressure was the primary condition.


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LOVE YOUR HEART "SAVED MY LIFE"

 

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February 13, 2017 (San Diego) - He thought he was healthy.

Gabe Gutierrez was in his mid-20s and exercised almost daily. He was a vegetarian.

But a blood pressure screening at a Love Your Heart event six years ago showed otherwise. His blood pressure was extremely high.


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