Normal blood pressure is below 120/80
Most people who have a first stroke have high blood pressure.
At age 50, people without high blood pressure have a life expectancy 5 years longer people with high blood pressure.
80% of strokes can be prevented.
Stroke happens when a clot or rupture interrupts blood flow to the brain. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells die.
Nearly 1 in 6 American adults with high blood pressure don't know.
Have your blood pressure checked and keep it in check to reduce your risk of stroke.
1 Neal B et al. Lancet. 2000; 358; 1955-64 // 2 D'Agostino, R. B. et al. Stroke. 1994; 25; 40-43 // 3 Mozzafarian D et al. Circulation. 2017; 135-139
Provided by American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
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