Barely half of the nearly 86 million Americans with high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) have it under control. Another factor in this equation is that 16 percent of the people with high blood pressure are completely unaware that they have this symptomless “silent killer.”
The challenge: High blood pressure is often the first domino in a chain or “domino effect” leading to devastating consequences, like heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and more. Unless we can stop the first domino from falling, by raising awareness of how to prevent and control high blood pressure, the chain
reaction is almost inevitable.
The solution: A simple blood pressure check is the first step to preventing the “domino effect.”
Find resources to help you easily engage with members as we work together to complete 5 million blood pressure checks worldwide by May 17 — World Hypertension Day.