Tweetcap: New findings on how both blood pressure readings can predict heart attack, stroke risk


Recent research from Permanente stroke specialist Alex Flint, MD, a neurointensivist with The Permanente Medical Group, shows that both systolic and diastolic numbers are key to determining heart attack and stroke risk. Dr. Flint’s findings support recent changes that were made in the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines.


Permanente physicians and other prominent members in the medical field highlighted the importance of the findings…


…the research, conducted by a team of investigators from Kaiser Permanente, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, was published in the New England Journal of Medicine


…a number of major publications reported on the research…


…as well as organizations such as the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.


Read the full story on Kaiser Permanente Division of Research Spotlight.