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Heart360 makes it easier to track progress, results

DALLAS, Oct. 30, 2013 — Tracking your health goals just got easier — even when you’re on the move.

The American Heart Association has upgraded its website for patients and blood pressure program participants with a new mobile-friendly design.

Originally launched in 2007, allows users to track and share health information with a growing network of nearly 4,000 healthcare providers and volunteer health mentors. It’s an integral part of the association’s Check. Change. Control™ initiative that helps people manage their high blood pressure.

“Helping millions of people control their blood pressure is one way we can reach our 2020 goals of reducing heart disease and stroke by 20 percent and reducing deaths from these diseases by 20 percent,” said Patricia C. Lane, M.B.A., B.S.A., R.N., a member of the AHA High Blood Pressure Expert Panel and  Administrative Director of Neurosciences for Bon Secours Health System , Inc., in Richmond, Va. “This online tool will not only help people track their health status, but also help us measure our progress toward that goal.”

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