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High blood pressure is a known risk factor for a bout of Covid-19 severe enough to raise the specter of hospitalization and death.

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People in the US with high blood pressure saw their levels rise during the first eight months of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study says.

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Blood pressure cuffs come in different sizes, and guidelines say health care providers should use the cuff that best fits a patient’s arm. In reality, though, many offices and clinics use one “regular”-size cuff for all adults.

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Black adults who frequently attend church or have a deep sense of spirituality are more likely to meet key measures for good cardiovascular health new research finds.

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People hospitalized for COVID-19 who lived in neighborhoods considered “socially vulnerable” because of factors such as poverty, crowded housing and high proportions of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds were more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die than people living in less socially vulnerable neighborhoods, new research shows

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Topics include the scientific evidence and rationale for SMBP, technical considerations, patient education, and details on the Measure Accurately, Act Rapidly, Partner with Patients (MAP) framework. 

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With eight founding physicians comprising the Board of Advisors, NHLCA aims to advance Latino cardiovascular health and to grow the pipeline of Latino health professionals among volunteers and members of the AHA.

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