Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More on high blood pressure and strokes

One more Kiwi-related item; it's clear that no matter where you are, know your blood pressure and if needed, act.

High blood pressure rate causes alarm:
The findings did not surprise South Canterbury Stroke Foundation field officer Christine Holling, who said at least five people in South Canterbury had a stroke every week, a third of them potentially avoidable.

"There are 22 a day in New Zealand.

"A third are caused by high blood pressure, which could be avoided if people had their blood pressure checked."

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