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Highlights: High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher for the diastolic measurement. That is a change from the old definition of 140/90 and higher,...
Redefinición de la hipertensión arterial por primera vez en 14 años: 130 es el nuevo valor para la presión alta
Puntos destacados: La presión arterial alta se define ahora como lecturas de 130 mm Hg y superiores para la medición de la presión arterial sistólica, o lecturas de 80 y superiores para la medición diastólica. Esto es un cambio de la antigua definición...
Statement Highlights: African Americans carry a higher burden of cardiovascular diseases compared with white Americans. Risk factors for heart disease appear earlier in African Americans than in whites. Social determinants of health, stress and cultural factors all play a role.
Statement Highlights: Traditional medical therapy for high cholesterol, blood pressure and other risk factors remains the mainstay of preventing heart disease, but meditation may be helpful to some people who want to reduce the risk of heart disease as long as they understand its benefits have not been clearly established. The statement, the first ever issued by the American Heart Association specifically on meditation, was not intended to make recommendations about whether or not meditation can lower heart disease risk, but to review what is currently known from the current scientific evidence.
Older adults with heart disease can become more independent and heart healthy with physical activity
Statement Highlights: Improving physical function among older adults with heart disease helps heart health and even the oldest have a better quality of life and greater independence. Healthcare providers should emphasize cardiac when appropriate and provide individualized guidance on increasing daily physical activities for older patients with heart disease.