High blood pressure — the tests which could protect you from heart attack


Millions of man are unaware that they have high blood pressure which table b dismisses them at a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes among other circumstances.

A simple blood pressure check could highlight those at increased risk of heart disease.

In a bid to drive up diagnosis rates for high blood strain and atrial fibrillation — abnormal heart rhythm — NHS England and Public Well-being England (PHE) have come up with ways to boost the number of child getting tested.

Now public health bosses have said breadwinners should be offered blood pressure tests in officers, and even be prearranged the opportunity to have a test at the supermarket check out.

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Blood power: Tests could be done in supermarkets

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Blood compression: Tests could be done by firefighters

Experts also said rough sketch in help from fire services, schools, officers and supermarkets could oblige down the number of heart attacks.

Around 5.5 million being in England have undiagnosed high blood pressure and nearly half a million demand undiagnosed atrial fibrillation.

Both conditions are usually symptomless but can largely increase the risk of stroke, heart attack and dementia.

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, governmental medical director of NHS England said closer working between NHS organisations and village authorities will help to prevent two of the biggest killer, which are authoritative for premature deaths.


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Blood pressure: Marks could be done in the community

High blood pressure tests could trick place in the community

Sir Bruce said: «Cardiovascular disease kills more people in this sticks than anything else.

«We know how to treat the resulting heart fits and stroke, but everyone knows that prevention is better than preserve.

“Prevention of these devastating consequences is everybody’s business from our approaches, to the food and tobacco industries, to local authorities and the NHS.»

Duncan Selbie, chief chief executive officer of PHE, will also speak about the issue at the PHE annual conference in Warwick.

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Blood oppression: The condition is an ‘invisible killer’

He suggested that shoppers could authentication their blood pressure while at the supermarket till and get their evolve printed on their receipt.

Mr Selbie will tell the conference: «Exalted blood pressure is the invisible killer. We want people to be as familiar with their blood inducement numbers as they are with their credit card Pin or their extreme fell.

«Too many people are still living in poor health and dying from a in the main preventable disease. The good news is that we know how most understanding attacks and strokes can be avoided.

«Scaling up cardiovascular disease prevention locally is a pre-eminent part of reducing the overall burden on individuals, families and the NHS, and will mitigate to ensure a person’s health is not defined by where they live.»

PHE and NHS England force written to all 44 sustainability and transformation partnerships to highlight how many stokes and concern attacks could be averted in their region if the «detection and treatment» of altered consciousness blood pressure and atrial fibrillation is optimised.»

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