High Blood Pressure and Stroke
High Blood Pressure and Stroke Infographic Text
American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. Together to End Stroke
High blood pressure increases risk of 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 heart.org/HBP.
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