BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING COULD PREVENT MILLIONS OF PREMATURE DEATHS EACH YEAR
Today, May 17, is World Hypertension Day. Dr Steven Nissen, M.D., Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, says, blood pressure screening should be part of routine health checks available to everyone, to reduce the burden of disease on individuals and communities.
“We often say that knowing your numbers — a few basic measurements that can serve as indicators of heart health — is the key to prevention or early treatment for heart and vascular problems,” he says.
“That is particularly true for those who would not be able to access treatment for more serious heart disorders.”