Midwest Cardiovascular Institute Earns Gold Award for Blood Pressure Control
NAPERVILLE, IL- Midwest Cardiovascular Institute (MCI) has received the Target: BP™ Gold Award from the American Heart Association for its commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through blood pressure management.
Eighty-one percent of MCI’s hypertensive adult patients have controlled blood pressure, surpassing the target of 70%. High blood pressure is the nation’s number one risk factor for heart attack and stroke, but out of 116 million U.S. adults living with high blood pressure, less than half have it controlled to target level.
“MCI is committed to managing blood pressure in our patients to lower their risk of heart attacks and strokes,” said MCI CEO Jacob Corbell. “To do this, MCI educates and trains our team and implements evidence-based guidelines to provide our patients the highest-quality cardiovascular care available.”
“As cardiologists, we understand that controlling blood pressure is one of the most effective ways to prevent and fight cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Mark Goodwin, interventional cardiologist at MCI in Naperville. “High blood pressure can cause damage to your heart, arteries, brain and kidneys, and it accounts for more cardiovascular deaths than any other risk factor, so make sure to get your blood pressure checked regularly.”
About Target, BP
Target: BP is a national collaboration between the American Heart Association and American Medical Association to reduce the number of Americans who experience heart attacks and strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize hypertension control. The initiative supports health care organizations to improve blood pressure control rates through use of evidence-based protocols, tools and resources and recognizes organizations for achieving blood pressure control rates within the populations they serve.