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"THE HEART OF THE MATTER"
a special program of the National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA)

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Week: 604.1

Guest: Dr. Claude Lenfant, Director, Nat’l Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, NIH.

Topic: New high blood pressure guidelines

Reporter: Aaron Cohen

Host/Producer: Steve Girard

NEMA: New high blood pressure guidelines, coming up...

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NEMA: Heart and organ failure from hypertension are rising... the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has issued new guidelines that at least 50 million Americans should follow...

Aaron Cohen has Health on the Hill...

COHEN: Heart disease, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease are all experiencing something of a resurgence...and that’s got health officials alarmed because fewer Americans than before are award of the consequences of high blood pressure. Dr. Claude Lenfant runs the Institute...

LENFANT: People are becoming somewhat complacent. The treatment of hypertension is a life long treatment, it requires some discipline, and medication that one should take...as well as in the lifestyle. And when you have to do these things during a long period of time...it is very difficult to get people to do it.

COHEN: Lenfant and a team of experts have a plan...people at risk from high blood pressure should adhere to a strict low fat diet and exercise more. The panel says those with truly high blood pressure should stick religiously to a prescribed course of drugs customized for, say diabetics or kidney disease patients. Above all, the Heart Institute recommends you get your pressure checked regularly. For Health on the Hill, I’m Aaron Cohen.

 

 

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