High Blood Pressure and Stroke Infographic
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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