OPERATION BLOOD PRESSURE

Background/Abstract

Mission

Objectives

Research & Evidence Based

Access to preventive care tied to rates of cardiovascular events

Incidence of cardiovascular events is higher in parts of Ontario where access to preventive health care is limited, according to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers said improving access to health care in rural areas could improve health outcomes.

CardiovascularBusiness.com (4/3)

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  • Salt intake

Study: Normal-weight minorities may have higher heart risks

A study found people from a number of racial and ethnic minorities who have a normal body weight still have a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Data showed that compared with whites, rates of "metabolic abnormality but normal weight" were about 100% higher for South Asians, 80% higher for Hispanics, and 50% higher among Chinese and African-Americans.

Resolutions & Recommendations

Lifestyle Changes and modifications

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Weight management

Blood Pressure monitoring

  • Every individual who is at risk or who has hypertension should have a BP apparatus prescribed by the Primary Care Provider.

EARLY START :

Play Street, Woodside, Queens (2013)

AWARENESS

ENGAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT

MAINTENANCE

References & Resources

http://pcna.net/