Dr. Shah on a Successful Hypertension Management Program

(heart beating) – Check it, Change It was a community-based blood pressure improvement program in Durham County, North Carolina, and it was devised as a pilot to see if we could really improve what’s become a public health and epidemic issue in the U.S., which is uncontrolled blood pressure, a couple of really innovative elements…

Progress and Promise in Hypertension Research

♪ ♪ Hypertension is kind of a fancy word for high blood pressure. The reason we’re concerned about high blood pressure, or hypertension, is that people who have hypertension have a much greater risk of a heart attack or a stroke, or even some other problems like kidney disease and lower extremity arterial disease. So…

Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest | Cedars-Sinai

Sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack are two different conditions. With a heart attack there is a problem with the blood supply to the heart and it leads to areas of the heart not working as well. With a cardiac arrest there is electrical chaos in the heart and it’s usually fatal within 10…

Controlling Hypertension through Team-Based Care

We are Peninsula Community Health Services, and we are the Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion. The mission for Peninsula Community Health Services is to provide quality health care for all of our patients. One of our big focuses is hypertension, so this award really highlights the efforts that our providers and all of our staff…

Salt Matters: Preserving Choice, Protecting Health

MANY AMERICANS DON’T KNOW THAT UNSEEN SALT DRIVES UP THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE, INCREASING THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE, WHICH ARE THE FIRST AND THIRD LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. BUT THE SALT SHAKER IS NOT THE MAJOR PROBLEM, NOR IS THE PINCH OF SALT TOSSED INTO THE SPAGHETTI SAUCE. THE…

#11: Hypertension: The Silent Killer

They call it “The Silent Killer.” That’s because most people feel nothing, even when the condition is relatively severe. Many people don’t even know they have it. But left untreated, this monster can cause untold damage to tissues and organs all over the body –particularly the heart, kidneys, and brain. Those are important. I’m talking…