Blood Pressure Screening and Monitoring
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the most common conditions affecting the circulatory system. In Australia, high blood pressure affects over one-third of Australians aged 18 years and over. Of these, more than two-thirds have their high blood pressure unmanaged or uncontrolled.
High blood pressure can increase your risk of a range of heart conditions, such as heart attack and stroke. If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it is essential that your blood pressure is well managed, in order to reduce your risk of complications. This may include lifestyle changes, taking medications prescribed by your GP, and on-going monitoring of your blood pressure.