| Posted On Feb 08, 2022 | By:

Managing Heart Disease

Heart disease is a condition that affects your blood vessels and arteries, as well as your body’s ability to transport blood from your heart to other organs. As the leading cause of death in the United States, a heart disease diagnosis can feel scary and overwhelming.

The good news is that heart disease is manageable, and many people live healthy, full lives by making small but consistent lifestyle changes. If you’re concerned about heart disease,

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| Posted On Jan 02, 2019 | By:

Six Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines for diagnosing and treating high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in late 2017. These most recent guidelines recommend that blood pressure should now be treated when it is higher than 130/80, rather than the previous 140/90. Under these new guidelines, it’s estimated that half of the U.S. population has high blood pressure.

High blood pressure, often referred to as the “silent killer,” often has no warning signs or symptoms.

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| Posted On Nov 29, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Earns National Recognition for Commitment to Improve High Blood Pressure

American Heart Association and American Medical Association announce annual list of physician practices and health systems receiving a Target: BP™ award for their commitment to prioritize blood pressure control within the communities they serve  

Newton,

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| Posted On Dec 29, 2016 | By:

Our Top Health Blogs of 2016

As 2016 nears its end and a new year is at our doorstep, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of our most popular blog posts of the year and provide a quick summary (and some good reading) if you happened to miss them.

Wishing you and your family good health in 2017 and beyond!

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| Posted On Sep 21, 2016 | By:

The Importance of Managing High Blood Pressure

“My Doctor told me my blood pressure is too high – should I really be concerned?”

Yes, you absolutely should!

Many people have high blood pressure, and it therefore can be easy to think that this problem isn’t a big deal or is just a natural consequence of aging. This, however, is absolutely not the case.

High blood pressure or hypertension has been given the ominous label,

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| Posted On May 10, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Recognized by CDC and CMS as Million Hearts® 2015 Hypertension Control Champion

Million Hearts®, a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), recognized Atrius Health as a winner of its 2015 Hypertension Control Challenge. Atrius Health is one of 18 Hypertension Control Champions nationwide and one of two health systems in Massachusetts recognized this year for its evidence-based strategies to help patients achieve blood pressure control rates at or above 70 percent.

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| Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | By:

Heart Health and You

February is all about the heart – and we’re not only talking about Valentine’s Day. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, making “Heart Month” the ideal time to help raise awareness for this serious yet treatable epidemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. That’s one in every four deaths.

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| Posted On Sep 10, 2015 | By:

Blood Pressure by the Numbers

119/79, 120/80, 140/90. No, these aren’t the winning lotto numbers, but they are numbers you should remember. They are key in understanding your blood pressure reading and they represent very real and very important facts about your health.

Blood pressure, by definition, measures the force pushing outwards on your arterial walls. As your heart pumps blood throughout the body, it pushes the blood up against the walls of the blood vessels;

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| Posted On Nov 24, 2014 | By:

Atrius Health demonstrates highest quality scores in New England for Medicare beneficiaries

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and the other medical groups in Atrius Health demonstrated the achievement of the highest scores for quality in New England among Pioneer ACOs and second highest scores for quality nationally among Pioneer ACOs when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released scores for quality among the 237 organizations participating in a new model of caring for Medicare beneficiaries. Atrius Health is one of 23 organizations nationally participating in the highly selective Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model.

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| Posted On Feb 07, 2014 | By:

EKGs and exercise stress tests When you need them for heart disease—and when you don’t

If you have chest pain or other symptoms of heart disease, an electrocardiogram (EKG) or exercise stress test can be lifesaving. The same is true if you have a history of heart disease or are at very high risk for it. But in other cases, you should think twice. Here’s why:

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