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YMCA and American Heart Association Join Forces to Improve Blood Pressure Control

Initiative connects clinics with YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program as an extension of Target: BP DALLAS/CHICAGO March 29, 2018 – With almost half of all American adults having high blood pressure, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and the American Heart Association are combining efforts to help more people better manage their blood pressure. Beginning this spring, more

War injury, PTSD linked to risk of high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS A higher severity of an injury during war – and of a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis later – could more than double the risk for high blood pressure, according to a new study of service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The study, published Monday in the journal Hypertension, included 3,846

Heart attacks may increase after flu diagnosis, study says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS The flu may trigger heart attacks, according to a recent study. The research was the first time a study looked at laboratory tests and showed a conclusive link. The Canadian study found a six-fold increase in heart attacks shortly after people were diagnosed. Researchers looked at 19,729 adult cases of lab-confirmed flu from

EHR Data Reveal Striking Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension

By HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS NEWS When investigators for Kaiser Permanente’s research arm wanted to examine what is driving racial and ethnic differences in hypertension rates, they turned to the institution’s sprawling supply of electronic health records (EHR). There, they combed through data from more than 4 million patients, aiming to explore the prevalence of the condition