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

Medicine fails to control blood pressure during exercise

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS People with high but under control blood pressure saw a jump in their levels during exercise, an increase that mirrored the spikes seen under similar conditions among people with untreated hypertension, according to a new U.K. study. The findings open up the possibility of tailoring blood pressure treatment to a patient’s

High blood pressure carries a price tag of $131 billion a year

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS High blood pressure is one of the nation’s biggest health problems. A new study quantifies just how big: The overall cost of high blood pressure has risen to about $131 billion a year – or nearly $2,000 in higher health care expenses for each patient. That makes high blood pressure,

What’s the connection between high blood pressure and HIV?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS People with HIV are more likely than people without the virus to have high blood pressure, in part because of treatments and repercussions of the condition itself, a new review of research shows. Learning more about the underlying mechanisms of high blood pressure in people with HIV is critical in

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BP Devices Recommended by Hypertension Canada

Hypertension Canada’s Blood Pressure Measurement Device Recommendation Program is designed to help patients in their purchasing decisions by easily identifying devices that are validated in studies as accurate. Read full list