BLOOD PRES­SURE SCREEN­ING COULD PRE­VENT MIL­LIONS OF PREMATURE DEATHS EACH YEAR

Times of Oman - - LIFESTYLE -

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.”

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