Blood Pressure

Being overweight increases your risk for heart attack and stroke. Atlantic Health System’s cardiovascular disease risk calculator can predict how likely it is you’ll develop a heart-related condition in the next 10 years based on your body mass index. You should know your height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels before taking this test to get the most accurate results. Once you have the outcome, share it with your doctor, so you can discuss ways to improve your heart health. Take the cardiovascular disease risk assessment >





Blood Pressure Programs Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”
 
Healthy Hearts Group
Cardiologists, medical staff and other guest speakers will address a variety of heart health topics. Anyone with a cardiac disease, such as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure or coronary artery disease, is welcome to attend.
First Wednesday of every month; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, Dining Room Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 908-850-6819.
 
Medical Nutrition Counseling
Individual sessions are available by appointment at Hackettstown Medical Center. For more
information and to schedule an appointment, call 908-441-1258.


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AHA News: Lowering Blood Pressure May Prevent New Brain Lesions in Older People

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Many people know treating high blood pressure reduces the odds of a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. Now, a new study suggests another added benefit: a lower risk of lesions in the brain that increase the chances of dementia, stroke and falls in older adults.

The study, published this week in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, included 199 women and men age 75 and older. They all had systolic blood pressure (the top number) of 150 or higher and brain MRIs showing lesions known as white matter hyperintensity lesions that are common in older adults.

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