American Heart Association and American Medical Association select first recipients of new Target: BP™ Recognition Program awards DALLAS, Nov. 28, 2017 — The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) today recognized 310 physician practices and health systems from across the country for their commitment to reducing the number of Americans who
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS ANAHEIM, California — The risk of heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and death can be reduced in adults 65 and older if they’re treated for blood pressure the same way younger people are – to a systolic blood pressure of less than 130 – according to new guidelines from scientists and medical experts.
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS ANAHEIM, California — Well over half of all African-American adults will be classified as having high blood pressure under new streamlined diagnostic guidelines released this week, illuminating the heavy burden of cardiovascular disease in the population. The guidelines change the definition of high blood pressure – also called hypertension –
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS NAHEIM, California — If you’re researching the best ways for doctors to diagnose and treat high blood pressure, it’s important for top cardiovascular experts to exhaustively analyze the best available scientific studies. It’s also important to invite people from outside the scientific system, people who know what it’s like when
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Attention passengers, this is your pilot speaking. I’m kind of in a hurry to get to our destination and you probably are, too. Since I know what I’m doing, I’m going to cut some time by zipping through all those boring safety checks that usually take us so long, and
From the Huffington Post, A message from Nancy Brown, Contributor and CEO, American Heart Association There’s a new way to classify blood pressure readings, and the biggest change is for anyone who’s been described as “prehypertensive” or “high normal.” Millions of Americans earned those labels for having a top number of 120-139 or a bottom number
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS ANAHEIM, California — Nearly half of American adults are at risk for major health problems because of high blood pressure, according to a new scientific guideline that redefines the dangerous condition and provides tactics for doctors to detect, treat and prevent it. People with readings of 130 as the top