Public urged to check blood pressure Posted: Wed 09/01/2013

Almost one in three adults who attended a national blood pressure roadshow organised by the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) last year, were advised to see their GP about their results, the foundation has revealed.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can cause silent damage to the blood vessels and heart, as there are few symptoms and the only way you can find out you have it is by having it measured. If left untreated, the damage progresses over time and can cause a range of problems, including atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), stroke and heart failure

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