High Blood Pressure and Stroke
High Blood Pressure and Stroke Infographic Text
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.
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