Hypertension causes 50% chance of stroke, 40% chance of heart failure and 25% chance of dying from a heart attack
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Supported by an Unrestricted Educational Grant from
Dr. Ashok Seth
Chairman & Cardiologist
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi
“So the message is simple- get your blood pressure checked because 66% of urban
population doesn’t know that they have high blood pressure. And from among those
who know they have high blood pressure, 45% of them are not well controlled,” says Dr.
Hypertension, a silent killer, has put a large segment of Indian population at risk of heart
attacks, heart failures and strokes.
“Simple lifestyle modifications like eating less salt, having more fruits and vegetables,
regular exercise and a normal body weight, can get your blood pressure down by 20 mm
and decrease the incidence of heart attack by 25%.”