High Blood Pressure and Stroke

 

High Blood Pressure and Stroke Infographic

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American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Together to End Stroke

High Blood Pressure equals Higher Risk of Stroke.

Normal blood pressure is below 120/80

Most people who have a first stroke have high blood pressure (1)

80 % of Strokes can be prevented (2)

At age 50, people without high blood pressure have a life expectancy 5 years longer than people with high blood pressure. (3)

Stroke happens when a clot or rupture interrupts blood flow to the brain. Without oxygen-rick blood, brain cells die.

Nearly 1 in 6 American adults with high blood pressure do not know. (3)

Have your blood pressure checked and it in check to reduce your risk of stroke.

Together to end Stroke ™ Before it happens. For more information visit heart.org/HPB