Did you wake up with high blood pressure on Monday? 

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Were you one of several million Americans who woke up with high blood pressure on Monday? The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines on November 13, 2017.  The goal is to enhance awareness about elevated blood pressure and emphasize the importance of managing elevated blood pressure through healthy lifestyle changes and medications with the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular disease). The guidelines have lowered the threshold for the diagnosis of high blood pressure (hypertension) and this change will impact the care of several million Americans.

“I like the excitement and the call-to-action raised by the guidelines,” explains HCMC cardiologist Dr. Woubeshet Ayenew, “and I give it a score of A for the educational aspect; however, I have to give it a lower grade when it comes to the practicality of properly measuring blood pressure and implementing the guidelines in daily clinical practice.” Continue reading “Did you wake up with high blood pressure on Monday? “

Center for Wound Healing opens at HCMC

The Center for Wound Healing opened June 14 at Hennepin County Medical Center. An advanced care center for the treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds of the lower extremities, the Center for Wound Healing is provides the highest quality clinical services for patients who have chronic, non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, hypertension and other conditions.

The Center offers a comprehensive treatment program that employs the most advanced surgical and medical treatments available, including access to the new Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, located adjacent to the Center for Wound Healing.

Dr. Adam R. Johnson

“We are focused on caring for those tenacious wounds that can really disrupt the lives of patients,” explains Dr. Adam R. Johnson, Medical Director for the clinic. “We understand how frustrating these wounds can be, and we want patients to heal as fast as possible. That’s why we’ve brought together the latest technology and expertise to the Center for Wound Healing, where patients – and their wounds – receive our undivided attention.”

The Center for Wound Healing features four private treatment rooms in a spacious, comfortable, easy-to-access setting. It’s located on the ground floor of the Purple Building ( P1.600) at 716 South 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis. Public parking is located in the HCMC parking ramp and directly across Park Avenue. Valet parking is also available at the 7th Street entrance. For more information, call 612.873.HEAL (612.873.4325).

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