According to the American Heart Association recent estimates, about one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people don't know they have it. In fact, many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. This is why high blood pressure is often called the "Silent Killer." The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked.
Get the facts on high blood pressure and how to live a heart-healthier life. Find out how you can reduce your risks for heart attack and stroke with proper monitoring by a healthcare provider and by making simple lifestyle changes, even if you already have high blood pressure.
Complementary blood pressure screenings are available at each Fire Station. Residents are encouraged to stop by their local fire station to access service.