High Blood Pressure and Stroke Infographic

High Blood Pressure and Stroke Infographic

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High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Stroke

American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association | Together to End Stroke™

Normal blood pressure is below 120/80.

Stroke occurs when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked or bursts. Blood and oxygen flow are interrupted, and brain cells begin to die.

People with high blood pressure have a significantly higher risk of stroke.1 

Up to 80% of strokes may be prevented.2 

More than 1 in 3 American adults with high blood pressure don’t know they have it.3 

At age 50, people without high blood pressure have a life expectancy 5 YEARS LONGER than people with high blood pressure.3

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

Together to End Stroke™ before it happens. For more information, visit www.heart.org/HBP

1 Benjamin et al; Circulation, 2019;139;e56-528
2 D’Agostino, R.B. et al. Stroke. 1994;25:40-43
3 Mozzafarian D et al. Circulation. 2017; 135:e135-139


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