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Blood Pressure Management

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Georgia and in the U.S., and Georgia ranks seventh in the nation for stroke deaths each year, too. Keeping your blood pressure in normal range, under 120/80 for most people, is crucial to preventing heart disease.

Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department has partnered with YMCA Atlanta to bring heart health education to its community.

This free program aims to help its participants reduce and manage blood pressure through education about healthy eating habits and triggers that elevate blood pressure.

Participants will meet with a Health Heart Ambassador for brief 10-minute meetings, twice per week for 4-months.

Individuals need to meet the follow qualifications to take part:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • Not have experienced a recent cardiac event
  • Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
  • Not be at risk for lymphedema

If you are interested in taking steps toward improving your heart health, email for more information.