Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Luke’s Health System is committed to providing exceptional care for all patients and a safe and healthy atmosphere for our team.

Bob Ronan has been dealing with high blood pressure for 20 years. And he's not alone--63% of adults over the age of 60 have high blood pressure, according to the CDC.

Not only is hypertension a leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke, but those with uncontrolled blood pressure also have a three-times greater risk of getting COVID-19.

KCTV talked to Bob and Dr. Tracy Stevens, a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, about why it's more important than ever to monitor your blood pressure from home and how to do so.

Watch the full story below.

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