World Hypertension Day: Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!
This year's theme of World Hypertension Day focuses on combatting low awareness rates worldwide and providing accurate blood pressure measurement methods. The Pan American Health Organization invites you to participate in the webinar “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!” on Friday, 21 May 2021, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (EDT).
More people die from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) than from any other cause. Over half of heart disease and stroke deaths are related to high blood pressure. Hypertension can be easily detected and treated, and its control is paramount to reduce the burden of CVD.