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The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

Proper training and education is key to ensuring accurate results as Kelly Haug, RN, Community Home Health, Onaga, KS, witnessed firsthand when abstracting data for the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR). Haug noticed missing and abnormal blood pressure...

Learn the Recommended Techniques for Taking Blood Pressure

Learn the Recommended Techniques for Taking Blood Pressure

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke—about 795,000 per year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. This...

Cardiac Health Updates, Resources and Upcoming Events

Cardiac Health Updates, Resources and Upcoming Events

It is National Stroke Awareness Month. Be sure to access the Million Hearts Toolkit for resources, key messages, educational opportunities, survivor stories and much more. It is National Blood Pressure Education Month. Attend our WebEx on May 31 to learn more about...

Are YOU at Risk? Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Are YOU at Risk? Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke kills almost 130,000 of the 800,000 Americans who die of cardiovascular disease each year—that’s 1 in every 19 deaths from all causes. Anyone, including children, can have a stroke. Every year,...

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

  Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Stroke is not just an older person’s disease. Risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes are happening at younger ages. Unfortunately, risk factors may not be recognized and...

High Blood Pressure Stakes:  One of Three Americans

High Blood Pressure Stakes:  One of Three Americans

  Personal and professional demands can change dramatically and impact levels of stress throughout the day, month and year.  As a result, blood pressure can become a moving target creating a challenge for proper diagnosis of hypertension. According to the Centers  for...

Tips for An Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Tips for An Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and the American Heart Association is bringing to light common measurement mistakes. 7 mistakes that can lead to higher readings and misdiagnosis: Having a full bladder – You should always empty your bladder before...

May is National Stroke Month; Let’s End Stroke Together!

May is National Stroke Month; Let’s End Stroke Together!

UP TO 80 PERCENT OF STROKES MAY BE PREVENTABLE. #StrokeMonth Today marks the start of May. American Stroke Month, the annual campaign to increase stroke awareness and educate Americans, takes place throughout the month of May. The observance also encourages providers...

Ischemic Heart Disease Still the No. 1 Cause of Death in the U.S.

Ischemic Heart Disease Still the No. 1 Cause of Death in the U.S.

On April 10, Healio reported that ischemic heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S., according to findings by the U.S. Burden of Disease published in JAMA. High blood pressure and body mass index, poor diet, high-fasting plasma glucose and...

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