It’s time to put the spotlight on raising awareness around blood pressure, and May Measurement Month is doing exactly that! During May 2017, million of people will have their blood pressure measured in one of the biggest public screening exercises the world’s ever seen. MMM17 is being led by the International Society of Hypertension and the World Hypertension League.
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Every year 10 million people around the world die needlessly because of high blood pressure, making it the planet’s single biggest killer. They will suffer a stroke, have a heart attack, or die from another cardiovascular complication linked to hypertension — the medical term for high blood pressure.
And the real tragedy is that only around half of those who die this way will even have known they had raised blood pressure.
May Measurement Month is a global initiative led by two organisations representing the world’s leading cardiologists and researchers specialising in hypertension — the International Society of Hypertension and the World Hypertension League.
Our goal is to measure as many adults aged 18+ as possible from 1-31 May 2017 at screening centres in 100 countries. We want each of them to leave us knowing what their blood pressure is and what they need to do next.
So if you’re a health professional, a medical student, or you’d like to support us as an industry partner, please join us in raising awareness and saving lives during MMM17 — just email us now at email@example.com.