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.
#ICYMI: Permanente stroke specialist Alex Flint, MD, speaks with NBC News about Kaiser Permanente research that looks at the importance of both systolic and diastolic pressures when assessing risk for heart disease. @neuroicudoc @KPDOR https://t.co/3KSgyCQqtY
— PermanenteDoctors (@PermanenteDocs) July 19, 2019
Permanente physicians and other prominent members in the medical field highlighted the importance of the findings…
Insightful research from my Permanente colleague Alex Flint, MD, shows that both systolic and diastolic numbers are important to determine heart attack/stroke risk. https://t.co/89EY7KMyXn @KPDOR @neuroicudoc #PermanenteMedicine pic.twitter.com/3SSRtomBNB
— KhineKhine Win, M.D. (@DrKhineKhineWin) July 17, 2019
Controlling hypertension (along with diet and exercise) is one of the most powerful steps we can take to maximize health, improve longevity and lower medical costs. This research and its conclusions are scientific and outstanding. Congrats! https://t.co/RiSRfyxUQ6
— Robert Pearl, M.D. (@RobertPearlMD) July 24, 2019
…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…
Congrats Alex Flint. Impressive work. Effect of Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure on Cardiovascular Outcomes | NEJM. https://t.co/F9PbJEOPNs
— jan claassen (@claassen_jan) July 18, 2019
…a number of major publications reported on the research…
“This analysis convincingly demonstrates that both are important, and it shows that in people who are otherwise generally healthy, the lower the blood pressure, the better.”
Dr. Bhatt on the impact of systolic and diastolic blood pressure on CV outcomeshttps://t.co/yxjkhhldcG
— MD Mag (@MDMagazine) July 18, 2019
…as well as organizations such as the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.
— Am Soc Ped Neph (@ASPNeph) July 21, 2019
Read the full story on Kaiser Permanente Division of Research Spotlight.