A recent global study involving researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation found that more than a third of people have high blood pressure but many remain unaware they have it.*
Today elevated blood pressure is regarded as the biggest killer worldwide, accounting for more than 10 million deaths each year.
Are you one of the 34.5% of adults who have hypertension? Join the FREE public health talk 'Heartbeats to Heartbreak' with globally-renowned hypertension specialist Professor Markus Schlaich on Thursday 15 November 2018 from 1pm to 2pm at City of Perth Library Auditorium.
While you're at the talk, you'll have the opportunity to get your blood pressure measured for FREE and Professor Schlaich will discuss how you can get on top of your cardiovascular health.
"What's really alarming is that almost half of the people who were already being treated for hypertension still had blood pressure above recommended levels. In other words, half of the world's high blood pressure patients are inadequately treated," Professor Schlaich said.
"This is despite the availability of numerous blood pressure lowering medications and is largely due to people not taking the medication because they have had side effects or worry that they will have side effects."
Register your attendance for 'Heartbeats to Heartbreak' at Eventbrite. Early bookings are encouraged as places are limited.
* "One in three people have high blood pressure but many do not know it" Thursday, 17 May 2018, The University of Western Australia (Source)