Know Your Blood Pressure aims to help you understand what blood pressure is and how it relates to stroke. High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke, yet it has no symptoms and affects people of all ages. Our Know Your Blood Pressure events get to the heart of communities by offering free blood pressure tests along with advice on what blood pressure is and how to ensure it stays at a safe level.
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Register your event and find information for our partners including Rotary, the Ambulance Service Trust and St Andrews First Aid
What is high blood pressure and why can it cause a stroke?
Blood pressure is the force that blood puts on the walls of your arteries when it is pumped around your body by your heart. Measuring blood pressure is quick, simple and painless. An inflatable cuff will be placed around your arm and a stethoscope will be used to listen to the blood flow.
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