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World Hypertension Day: Thursday 17 May 2018

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Help Stroke Foundation halve the number of strokes in Australia by simply having a blood pressure check #fightstroke.

Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to mark World Hypertension Day this Thursday, May 17, by putting aside five minutes for a blood pressure check with their local GP, pharmacist or via a digital health machine.

World Hypertension Day also kicks off this year’s “Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check” campaign, focusing on stroke prevention.

Why should you care?

  • Millions of Australians are living with hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, putting themselves at serious and unnecessary risk of stroke.
  • Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer, yet it is largely preventable.
  • More than 56,000 strokes will be suffered by residents in Australia this year. We could save tens of thousands of Australians from stroke with a simple blood pressure check

Available for interview on request:

  • Stroke Foundation representatives
  • Local stroke survivors
  • Health professionals

Local stroke data is available

What: World Hypertension Day blood pressure checks
When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Where: Pharmacies and digital health check machines across Australia
For digital health check machine locations visit here

(Source: Stroke Foundation)

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Posted On: 16 May, 2018
Modified On: 15 May, 2018

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