Deborah Brings Blood Pressure Machines to the Community

Deborah Brings Blood Pressure Machines to the Community


– High blood pressure puts
you at risk for heart disease, which is one of the
leading causes of death in the United States. Elevated blood pressure
can be extremely dangerous, but there are often no
warning signs or symptoms of the condition. More than 1/3 of Americans are treated for high blood pressure, but many don’t know their
blood pressure numbers and go untreated. Do you know your number? Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey’s only specialty
heart and lung hospital is taking this silent killer head-on, with the help of the local
fitness and YMCA centers. Through these kiosks, it’s an easy way to bring health self-management
to the community. In just a few months,
nearly 25 hundred visitors have checked their blood pressure, body mass index and sleep assessment, all which can be signs or
factors of heart disease. – So we serve thousands of
people in the tri-county area and it’s really important as
a health and wellness facility that we offer something as
simple as a blood pressure test. So especially when you’re
coming to take the class it’s important that you know your numbers and we’re excited that we can partner with a healthcare provider
to make that happen. – YMCA director of membership
Sherry Gordon says, the partnership is a win, win for all, which opens the door to other
new health opportunities in the future. Currently the heart check
kiosks can be found in Burlington, Ocean and Atlantic counties. Be informed about your blood pressure and improve your heart health. To learn more about Deborah
Heart and Lung Center go to DemandDeborah.org.