Blood Pressure

Billings Clinic receives Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving achievement award

Billings Clinic receives Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving achievement award Billings Clinic has again received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Billings Clinic earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.

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'Southern' Diet Blamed for Black Americans' Health Woes

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 -- Black Americans are at greater risk of high blood pressure than whites, and a new study suggests the "Southern" diet bears much of the blame.

Experts have long known that blacks are more likely to die of heart disease and stroke than whites -- and that rates of high blood pressure explain a lot of that disparity. But why are blacks more likely to develop high blood pressure?

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Hospitals May Overprescribe Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 -- One in seven older veterans are sent home from the hospital with doses of blood pressure medications so high they can leave them feeling dizzy and at risk for falls, a new study finds.

Prescribing higher doses of these drugs occurs even though half of the patients had their blood pressure controlled with lower doses before they went to the hospital, the researchers said.

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