Items Tagged ‘heart services’

New blood pressure guidelines affect millions

March 9, 2018

New blood pressure guidelines affect millions

By uclahealth uclahealth

The American College of Cardiology recently updated existing blood pressure guidelines based on findings from the 2017 Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Previously, guidelines labeled people with a blood pressure reading of 140/90 as high risk. Now, if your reading is 130/80 you are high risk. This 10-point change means nearly half of American […]

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Actually Taking Care

February 16, 2017

Actually Taking Care

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The cardiac department is such a close team. I enjoy coming to work because we have such camaraderie,” says Nancy Fukumoto, a cardiology operating room nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center who went to nursing school at UCLA and has stayed a Bruin for over 20 years. “You always think heart disease isn’t going […]

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Tags: cardiac department, cardiology, heart disease, heart health, Heart Month, heart services, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center