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Is your health at risk?

Is your health at risk?

Recently released statistics from Public Health England have revealed in excess of five million people in Britain are unaware that their blood pressure is too high, a shocking statistic with potentially fatal consequences. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is measured at 140/90 mmHg or higher with several measurements at rest. Hypertension is often referred to as the silent killer because it has no symptoms. Additionally, it increases the chance of heart disease and stroke.

Medical director of the British Heart Foundation Professor Peter Weissberg said: “It produces no symptoms until it causes a heart attack or stroke, yet it is easily detectable and easily treated. Despite this, there are millions walking around with this ticking time bomb, unaware that they are at increased risk of a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke. It is simply unacceptable that so many avoidable heart attacks and strokes are occurring when the solution is so simple.”

Given the risk for life-threatening events, people who have or may be at risk for hypertension should monitor their blood pressure regularly and report any changes to their doctor. QardioArm reinvents blood pressure monitoring, making it easy to track your heart health every day and share your progress. Learn more about smart blood pressure monitoring with QardioArm.

Sources:
Gov UK

 

Last updated: October 4, 2018

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