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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

American Heart Association

American Heart Association

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

Hypertension Guideline Toolkit

Hypertension Guideline Toolkit

Hypertension Guideline Toolkit

The 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults (2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guideline) has important implications for the treatment of nearly 103 million adults in the United States. As healthcare providers, you need resources to help you integrate the new guideline into your practice so you can provide optimal care for patients with elevated blood pressure(BP) or hypertension.

Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association

Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association

Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association

The accurate measurement of blood pressure (BP) is essential for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. This article provides an updated American Heart Association scientific statement on BP measurement in humans.

Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

What do your blood pressure numbers mean? The only way to know if you have high blood pressure (HBP, or hypertension) is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your results is key to controlling high blood pressure.

YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

Take action to improve heart health. One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.