Doctors say 120 over 80 is an ideal blood pressure, but what happens when those numbers are higher? Dr. Donna Phelan and NewsChannel 13’s Benita Zahn look at the impact high blood pressure can have on your heart, and how to avoid a problem.

High Blood Pressure – Hypertension

When your heart beats, it pushes blood through your arteries. This creates pressure against the artery walls. If this pressure is too high, you have high blood pressure. It’s a common disease. But if you don’t manage it properly, it can cause health problems.