Virtual counseling helps lower blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS People with high blood pressure who get on the information highway can avoid roadblocks in their cardiovascular health, according to new research. The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found that adding e-counseling to medical therapy helped lower high blood pressure and the

Study: 3 in 4 black adults have high blood pressure by their mid-50s

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Black adults are substantially more likely than white adults to develop high blood pressure by age 55, found a study that followed nearly 4,000 people for 30 years. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, and the findings may provide insights as to why black

NEW Community-Clinical Linkages Toolkit unveiled to reduce cardiovascular disease

Heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases kill more than 800,000 Americans each year, accounting for one in every three deaths. Public health departments can help change this by collaborating with community partners and the clinical sector through community-clinical linkages. Research has shown community-clinical linkages to improve clinical outcomes in heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol,

Check. Change. Control. impacting San Antonio patients

As one of the country’s most diverse cities, San Antonio’s majority Hispanic population is ideal for high blood pressure programs like Check. Change. Control. Here’s a snapshot of the most recent results among the nearly 15,000 patients registered for the program in San Antonio: The “Outcomes from the Check. Change. Hypertension Initiative in San Antonio”

New Hypertension Center Certification from AHA

Physician practices now have access to new resources to improve their standard of quality care for hypertension treatment based on the latest science. A new certification offered by the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, aims to improve the outcomes of patients with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension while partnering