Posted October 04, 2018 07:24:13I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is not an isolated case.
I know of multiple instances of patients with this reading being sent home.
It’s been happening for a while, and it’s a problem that has been overlooked by doctors and nurses alike.
So why are blood pressures at 130pms and below in the US?
That’s a very broad question, and I’ll try to answer it with a little history.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has been tracking blood pressure and stroke for over a century.
In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) is responsible for writing the American Medical Code, which defines the symptoms of a heart attack.
In 1910, the AMA wrote a report on the role of blood pressure in preventing heart attacks, and in 1920, the AHA added a “disease” clause, allowing the AMA to diagnose and treat a condition if it could be linked to high blood pressure.
Then in 1921, the World Health Organization (WHO) began to study hypertension as a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.
In 1924, they made the link between hypertension and heart attacks.
In 1965, the WHO published a report that concluded that hypertension was a “primary cause of cardiovascular disease” in the USA, but it still had a lot of room to grow.
The WHO also published a statement in 1972 saying that “a reduction in systolic blood pressure is associated with a reduction in stroke risk.”
In 1976, a study by the American College of Cardiology found that a doubling of the recommended blood pressure (from 120 to 130) in men was associated with an increased risk of stroke.
And the following year, a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that even a 50 percent reduction in blood pressure was associated to a 3.7 percent increase in the risk of death from cardiovascular causes.
By the 1980s, the US had moved beyond a single “normal” range for blood pressure that was more than 50 points lower than it was at any time in human history.
That was enough for the US Surgeon General to write in 1982, “We are beginning to recognize the need for improved blood pressure management.”
In 1983, the Surgeon Generals office issued a statement saying that hypertension should be treated as a primary disease, and the American Institute of Medicine (AIOM) issued its own statement in 1987 that blood pressure could be considered a primary cause of death.
And in 1990, the NIH issued a paper titled “What the Experts Know About Hypertension,” which outlined what the current understanding was about blood pressure-related deaths and stroke.
It’s not as if the AMA has been silent about the problem, either.
In the past, the organization has issued statements on the matter, and there are several recent AMA statements that are relevant to the situation.
But as far as I can tell, there have never been any statements that address the issue in a way that specifically addresses the symptoms.
This is not to say that there hasn’t been discussion of the issue.
In 2012, a group of physicians from around the country signed onto a letter that called on the AMA, the AIOM, and other medical bodies to acknowledge the importance of blood pressures and strokes as risk factors for heart disease and mortality.
The letter also called on healthcare providers to be more educated about the dangers of hypertension.
That’s not to suggest that the AMA is not taking blood pressure seriously, either, and this is what AMA president Dr. Donald Regan said in response to the letter:When we were doing research for our book about hypertension, we came across a paper in the Journal of Hypertensive Disease and a conference called Heart and Stroke that had a very clear message for physicians.
They wanted us to put pressure on patients to see if they were experiencing any of the symptoms we’re seeing now.
It was a very important message.
That’s not the way that we do things in the AMA.
The AMA’s statement on blood pressure has been a little more equivocal than it should have been, but there has been some progress.
It would be great if the US government would recognize that hypertension is a disease that can be prevented, and we could start to talk about this more openly in healthcare, but that’s not going to happen.
In addition to the AMA and the AIO, there are also some medical societies that have issued statements that have taken a more neutral stance.
In 2011, the British Medical Association issued a letter calling for people to “avoid over-interpreting blood pressure” when interpreting their blood pressure because “there is a lack of objective data to support a link between systole and stroke.”
And in 2015, the International Society for Hypertensives issued a report calling for doctors to be “proactive” in understanding the symptoms, and for them to “consider the risk for hyperglycemia as a