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 and 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.”

Know Your Numbers
Learn the meaning of the systolic and diastolic values of blood pressure and take a non-fasting blood sugar test that offers results in seconds. We’ll also discuss common risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, as well as how to reduce them and take control of your health.
 
  • Tuesday, December 3; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, NJ
     
  • Wednesday, December 4; Noon to 3:00pm
    Vito Gallo, 12 Chestnut Ave, Summit, NJ
     
  • Thursday, December 5; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, NJ
     
  • Monday, December 9; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Garwood, 563 North Avenue East, NJ
     
  • Tuesday, December 10; 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, NJ
     
  • Wednesday, December 11; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Overlook Medical Center, 4th Floor Cafeteria
     
  • Thursday, December 12; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
     
  • Tuesday, December 17; 10:00am to Noon
    Maplewood City Hall, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ
     
  • Thursday, December 19; Noon to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Union, 2401D, US-22, Union, NJ 
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2842.

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AHA News: Taking Blood Pressure at Home May Better Predict Heart Problem in Black Adults

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Checking blood pressure at home or elsewhere outside a doctor's office could help predict a certain heart problem among black adults better than the same check done during a medical visit, new research suggests.

The study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension sought to shed new light on a long-known issue: High blood pressure is more common and more severe for non-Hispanic black adults in the U.S. compared to other groups. Regardless of race, high blood pressure is often called "the silent killer" because its symptoms are hard to detect, and it can trigger serious cardiovascular disease.

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